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Schools Offering Science Programs in Georgia


Each year, approximately 2.9% of Georgia graduates receive degrees in science. That means an estimated 7,258 science professionals graduate from Georgia's 63 science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia with a science program is Emory University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. 572 students graduated with a degree in science from Emory University in 2010. Students at Emory University paid $39,158 per year in tuition fees.

University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a science program. It is located in Athens. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated 1,340 students from its science program. Tuition at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a science program is Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 19th nationwide. 346 students graduated with degree in science from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in 2010. Students at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus paid $8,716 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Georgia's science schools ranges from $39,158 per year to $1,863 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,971 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia science 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 science schools in Georgia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year
  3. Georgia Northwestern Technical College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,268 per year

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

Environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , and chemist are the professions of choice for a majority of science graduates in Georgia. If you decide to work as a science professional in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 5,690 Georgia science professional as of 2010. This number includes 40 life scientists, 1,590 environmental scientists, and 910 biology professors. The largest populations of Georgia science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 2,970 science professionals
  2. Clarke County - 180 science professionals
  3. Bryan County - 150 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of science professionals in the state of Georgia will grow to 3,780. This would require a 18% growth in the field.

Salary

science professionals in Georgia earn $80,037 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Science professional in Georgia had varying salaries from $23,980 to $132,160 per year in 2010. On average science professional earn the most in the following Georgia counties:

  1. Burke County - $94,815 per year
  2. Barrow County - $78,593 per year
  3. Clarke County - $76,860 per year

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

  1. Bibb County - $44,460 per year
  2. Floyd County - $50,370 per year
  3. Appling County - $54,250 per year

On average, the highest paid science professionals in Georgia were:

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $128,390 per year
  2. Life Scientist - $96,980 per year
  3. Clinical Research Scientist - $72,160 per year

On average, the lowest paid science professionals in Georgia were:

  1. Science Professor - $66,800 per year
  2. Environmental Scientist - $55,720 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Science in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in Georgia
  • Certificate in Science in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,590 $55,720 57.4%
2
Chemists 1,440 $71,930 -16.3%
3
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 910 $68,280 -35.5%
4
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 910 $66,800 -71.7%
5
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 680 $72,160 58.1%
6
Physicists 120 $128,390 -14.3%
7
Life Scientists, All Other 40 $96,980 -81.0%
 

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