Rensselaer has a total population of 5,294 and a student population of 1,011. Of these students, 1,011 are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Rensselaer's largest biochemistry school is Saint Josephs College. In 2010, Saint Josephs College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a biochemistry degree from one of Rensselaer's biochemistry schools. In 2009 tuition at biochemistry schools in Rensselaer was $24,530 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biochemistry program in Rensselaer. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,420 per year, on average, for room and board at Rensselaer-based biochemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biochemist in Rensselaer, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,370 biochemists in Indiana. Of these biochemists, 100 were working in the greater Rensselaer area. Rensselaer's biochemist workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
As a biochemist in Rensselaer, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,900 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biochemists in the state.