Chester has a general population of 36,854 and an overall student population of 4,814. Approximately 4,814 of Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Widener University-Main Campus is the largest biochemistry school in Chester, based on student population. In 2010, Widener University-Main Campus graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a biochemistry degree in Chester. If you decide to attend a biochemistry school in Chester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,840.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biochemistry program in Chester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
If you plan on staying in Chester after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Chester, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are average. In 2010, of the 3,200 biochemists in Pennsylvania, 1,900 were working in the greater Chester area. The government projects that the number of biochemists in Chester will increase 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 Chester is $46,030 per year, which is higher than the average for biochemists state-wide.