With an overall population of 39,573 and a student population of 31,581, approximately 30,870 of Blacksburg students attend one of Blacksburg's schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Blacksburg's largest biochemistry school is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 2010, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduated approximately 100 students with credentials in biochemistry.
A total of 100 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry from biochemistry schools in Blacksburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,565 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Blacksburg biochemistry schools was an average of $32,838 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,080 for biochemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Blacksburg-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,985.
If you decide to work as a biochemist in Blacksburg, your job prospects are good. There were 570 biochemists working in Virginia and 30 working in the greater Blacksburg area in 2010. The number of biochemists in Blacksburg is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Blacksburg is $38,140 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.
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