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Chemistry in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Massachusetts

Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Massachusetts receive chemistry degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 691 chemists graduate from Massachusetts' 42 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

Harvard University, which is located in Cambridge, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 0th in the country in 2010. 79 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Harvard University in 2010. Tuition at Harvard University was $38,415 per year.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is located in Cambridge, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 9th in the country in 2010. 68 students graduated with degree in chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. Massachusetts Institute of Technology charged in-state students $39,212 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts with a chemistry program is Tufts University, which is located in Medford. In 2010, it was ranked 12th nationwide. In 2010, Tufts University graduated 26 students from its chemistry programs. Students at Tufts University paid $41,598 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Massachusetts' chemistry schools ranges from $41,982 per year to $3,144 per year. But, the average tuition is $28,180 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Massachusetts chemistry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Bard College at Simon's Rock - located in Great Barrington, students are charged $41,982 per year
  2. Tufts University - located in Medford, students are charged $41,598 per year
  3. Williams College - located in Williamstown, students are charged $41,434 per year

The chemistry schools in Massachusetts that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Springfield Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $4,386 per year
  3. Bridgewater State University - located in Bridgewater, students are charged $7,053 per year

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

The highest percentage of chemistry graduates in Massachusetts pursue careers as a chemist. 3,560 chemists were working in Massachusetts in 2010. The largest populations of Massachusetts chemists are working in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 2,360 chemists
  2. Middlesex County - 580 chemists
  3. Windham County - 210 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of chemists in the state of Massachusetts will grow to 3,470. This would require a 6% growth in the profession.


A chemist in Massachusetts earns $83,220 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. chemists in Massachusetts had varying salaries from $32,920 to $137,410 per year in 2010. The following counties in Massachusetts have the highest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Middlesex County - $89,935 per year
  2. Bristol County - $84,830 per year
  3. Essex County - $78,110 per year

The Massachusetts counties with the lowest average salary for chemists are:

  1. Barnstable County - $59,730 per year
  2. Hartford County - $62,500 per year
  3. Windham County - $72,870 per year

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The charts and graphs below have additional Massachusetts 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Chemistry in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Massachusetts

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemists 3,560 $83,220 24.9%
Chemical Technicians 2,450 $50,230 24.4%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 90 $48,110 -83.6%

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