Charleston has a general population of 53,421 and an overall student population of 4,100. Approximately 1,396 of Charleston's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
University of Charleston is the largest biochemistry school in Charleston, based on student population. In 2010, University of Charleston graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in biochemistry.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,000 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for biochemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,937 per year, on average, for room and board at Charleston-based biochemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,700.
If you plan on staying in Charleston after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Charleston, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are not very good. There were 490 biochemists working in West Virginia and 110 working in the greater Charleston area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of biochemists is expected to increase by 5% in Charleston. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Charleston is $56,080 per year, which is lower than the average for biochemists state-wide.