Chemistry in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Tennessee


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Tennessee receive chemistry degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 407 chemists graduate from Tennessee's 33 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee with a chemistry program is Vanderbilt University, which is located in Nashville. In 2010, it was ranked 11th nationwide. 57 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2010. Students at Vanderbilt University paid $39,930 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee with a chemistry program is Rhodes College, which is located in Memphis. In 2010, it was ranked 26th nationwide. 16 students graduated with degree in chemistry from Rhodes College in 2010. Students at Rhodes College paid $34,580 per year in tuition fees.

Sewanee-The University of the South, which was ranked 26th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a chemistry program. It is located in Sewanee. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Sewanee-The University of the South chemistry program. Tuition at Sewanee-The University of the South was $35,862 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Tennessee's chemistry schools ranges from $39,930 per year to $3,114 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,450 per year. The Tennessee chemistry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Vanderbilt University - located in Nashville, students are charged $39,930 per year
  2. Sewanee-The University of the South - located in Sewanee, students are charged $35,862 per year
  3. Rhodes College - located in Memphis, students are charged $34,580 per year

The following Tennessee chemistry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Northeast State Community College - located in Blountville, students are charged $3,114 per year
  2. Tennessee State University - located in Nashville, students are charged $5,704 per year
  3. East Tennessee State University - located in Johnson City, students are charged $5,823 per year

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

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in Tennessee go on to work as a chemist. Tennessee had 1,120 chemists in 2010. The Tennessee counties with the largest populations of chemists are:

  1. Cannon County - 290 chemists
  2. Crittenden County - 250 chemists
  3. Hawkins County - 160 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of chemists in the state of Tennessee will shrink to 1,110. This would require a -8% decline in the profession.

Salary

On average, chemists earn $62,850 per year. However, Tennessee chemists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,630 per year to more than $137,980 per year in 2010. The following counties in Tennessee have the highest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Hawkins County - $83,090 per year
  2. Anderson County - $76,180 per year
  3. Catoosa County - $62,720 per year

On average, chemists earns the least in the following Tennessee counties:

  1. Cannon County - $42,710 per year
  2. Bledsoe County - $55,310 per year
  3. Crittenden County - $59,390 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Tennessee statistics regarding a career in chemistry. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Tennessee
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Tennessee
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Tennessee
  • Certificate in Chemistry in Tennessee

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,530 $53,550 -30.5%
2
Chemical Technicians 1,420 $42,550 25.7%
3
Chemists 1,120 $62,850 34.9%
 

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