Idaho contains one school that offers biotechnology programs. University of Idaho has a total student population of 11,957 and is the 243rd highest ranked school in America.
Biotechnology students from Idaho schools who go on to become biotechnologists, bioengineers, biomedical engineers, biophysicists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 166,860 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,620. Also, Biochemists and biophysicists make on average $88,550 per year and there are about 22,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Idaho alone, there are 40 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average yearly salary of $80,120. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $52,900/yr and there are 550 employed.
Also, within the biotechnology schools in Idaho, the average student population is 3,285 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from biotechnology, there are 1173 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,807 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,022, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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