There are schools offering biochemistry courses in California!
Schools Offering Biochemistry Programs in California
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.
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:
- University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
- Occidental College - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $40,939 per year
- Scripps College - located in Claremont, students are charged $40,450 per year
The following California biochemistry schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- California State University-Long Beach - located in Long Beach, students are charged $4,810 per year
- California State University-Los Angeles - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $4,848 per year
- 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:
- San Diego County - 1,600 biochemists
- Marin County - 1,120 biochemists
- Alameda County - 680 biochemists
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.
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:
- Orange County - $117,290 per year
- San Benito County - $98,190 per year
- Alameda County - $96,270 per year
The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for biochemists:
- Los Angeles County - $67,640 per year
- El Dorado County - $73,630 per year
- San Luis Obispo County - $75,150 per year
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
Curious what studying Biochemistry gets you?
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Engineers, All Other||23,020||$102,550||0.9%|
|Biochemists and Biophysicists||5,710||$89,120||68.4%|
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