With an overall population of 240,055 and a student population of 21,515, approximately 3,122 of Jersey City students attend one of Jersey City's schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Jersey City's largest biochemistry school is Saint Peter's College. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from Saint Peter's College with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a biochemistry degree in Jersey City. In 2009 tuition at biochemistry schools in Jersey City was $26,870 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 Jersey City. And if you live on campus at one of the Jersey City-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $10,854 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,020.
Many biochemistry graduates choose to work as biochemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jersey City, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,600 biochemists in New Jersey. Of these biochemists, 1,030 were working in the greater Jersey City area. The number of biochemists in Jersey City is expected to decrease by -9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Jersey City is $84,290 per year, which is lower than the average for biochemists state-wide.