Biochemistry in California

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Schools Offering Biochemistry Programs in California


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of California receive biochemistry degrees every year. That means an estimated 1,587 biochemists graduate from California's 44 biochemistry schools each year.

Top Schools

Stanford University, which was ranked 2nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in California that has a biochemistry program. It is located in Stanford. In 2010, Stanford University graduated 15 students from its biochemistry program. Tuition at Stanford University was $40,172 per year.

The second-ranked school in California with a biochemistry program is University of California-Berkeley, which is located in Berkeley. In 2010, it was ranked 5th nationwide. 3 students graduated with degree in biochemistry from University of California-Berkeley in 2010. University of California-Berkeley charged in-state students $10,940 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in California that has a biochemistry program is University of California-Los Angeles. University of California-Los Angeles, which was ranked 5th in the country in 2010, is located in Los Angeles. 249 students graduated with degree in biochemistry from University of California-Los Angeles in 2010. Students at University of California-Los Angeles paid $10,781 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Biochemistry schools in California, charge students an average tuition of $21,398 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,022 per year, or as little as $4,810 per year. In 2010, the biochemistry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in California were:

  1. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  2. Occidental College - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $40,939 per year
  3. Scripps College - located in Claremont, students are charged $40,450 per year

The following California biochemistry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. California State University-Long Beach - located in Long Beach, students are charged $4,810 per year
  2. California State University-Los Angeles - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $4,848 per year
  3. California State University-Dominguez Hills - located in Carson, students are charged $4,849 per year

A biochemistry degree from a California school... what next?

The highest percentage of biochemistry graduates in California pursue careers as a biochemist. In 2010, there were 5,710 biochemists working in California. The following counties have the largest number of California biochemists:

  1. San Diego County - 1,600 biochemists
  2. Marin County - 1,120 biochemists
  3. Alameda County - 680 biochemists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of biochemists is expected to grow by 47% by 2018. There are projected to be 7,100 biochemists working in the California then.

Salary

On average, a biochemist earns a salary of $89,120 per year in California state. But, salaries for biochemists can vary. In 2010, biochemists made as little as less than $39,600 per year or as much as more than $164,120 per year in California. The following counties in California have the highest average salaries for biochemists:

  1. Orange County - $117,290 per year
  2. San Benito County - $98,190 per year
  3. Alameda County - $96,270 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for biochemists:

  1. Los Angeles County - $67,640 per year
  2. El Dorado County - $73,630 per year
  3. San Luis Obispo County - $75,150 per year

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For more data regarding a career in biochemistry in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as biology or chemistry, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry in California
  • Master's Degree in Biochemistry in California
  • Doctoral Degree in Biochemistry in California

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Engineers, All Other 23,020 $102,550 0.9%
2
Biological Technicians 10,840 $48,100 24.3%
3
Biochemists and Biophysicists 5,710 $89,120 68.4%
 

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