With an overall population of 55,765 and a student population of 10,678, approximately 10,252 of Medford students attend one of Medford's schools that offer physics programs.
Medford's largest physics school is Tufts University. Approximately 9 students graduated in 2010 from Tufts University with credentials in physics.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a physics degree in Medford. In 2009 tuition at physics schools in Medford was $40,342 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 physics program in Medford. And if you live on campus at one of the Medford-based physics schools, you will have an added expense of $10,746 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in physics, if you decide to work as a physicist in Medford, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 410 physicists in Massachusetts, 410 were working in the greater Medford area. The government projects that the number of physicists in Medford will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physicists.
As a physicist in Medford, you can expect to make an average salary of $102,660 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physicists in the state.