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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Georgia


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Georgia graduates receive degrees in chemistry. In other words, every year an estimated 572 chemists graduate from Georgia's 32 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia with a chemistry program is Emory University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, Emory University graduated 95 students from its chemistry program. The tuition rate at Emory University was $39,158 per year.

The second-ranked school in Georgia with a chemistry program is University of Georgia, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. In 2010, 63 students graduated from University of Georgia chemistry program. Tuition at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a chemistry program. It is located in Atlanta. In 2010, 75 students graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus chemistry program. The tuition rate at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was $8,716 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Georgia's chemistry schools ranges from $39,158 per year to $2,280 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,715 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia chemistry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Agnes Scott College - located in Decatur, students are charged $31,283 per year
  3. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Georgia chemistry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Augusta Technical College - located in Augusta, students are charged $2,280 per year
  2. Georgia Southwestern State University - located in Americus, students are charged $4,454 per year
  3. Armstrong Atlantic State University - located in Savannah, students are charged $4,510 per year

A chemistry degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in Georgia go on to work as a chemist. Georgia had 1,440 chemists in 2010. In Georgia, the largest numbers of chemists work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 970 chemists
  2. Clarke County - 140 chemists
  3. Bryan County - 80 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of chemists in Georgia will shrink by -1%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,310 chemists working in Georgia.

Salary

On average, a chemist earns a salary of $71,930 per year in Georgia state. In 2010, however, some Georgia chemists earned as little as less than $23,980 per year or as much as more than $125,780 per year. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Clarke County - $90,460 per year
  2. Bryan County - $75,350 per year
  3. Barrow County - $70,790 per year

The following counties in Georgia have the lowest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Appling County - $63,800 per year
  2. Burke County - $70,000 per year
  3. Barrow County - $70,790 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in chemistry and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as physics or chemistry.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Georgia
  • Certificate in Chemistry in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chemists 1,440 $71,930 -16.3%
2
Chemical Technicians 1,280 $42,110 -23.8%
3
Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,120 $49,750 -26.3%
 

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