Tacoma has a total population of 193,556 and a student population of 22,872. Of these students, 2,879 are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Tacoma's largest biochemistry school is University of Puget Sound. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Biochemistry program at University of Puget Sound.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry from biochemistry schools in Tacoma in 2010. If you decide to attend a biochemistry school in Tacoma, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $35,635.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for biochemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,430 per year, on average, for room and board at Tacoma-based biochemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $42,607.
If you plan on staying in Tacoma after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Tacoma, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are good. In 2010, there were 3,630 biochemists in Washington State. Of these biochemists, 240 were working in the greater Tacoma area. The government projects that the number of biochemists in Tacoma will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Tacoma is $36,720 per year, which is lower than the average for biochemists state-wide.