Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has three biotechnology schools within its city limits. Johns Hopkins University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biotechnology program, has a total student population of 20,383. It is the 19th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Maryland.
Biotechnology students from Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 460 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $82,030. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $59,600/yr and there are 2,650 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.107 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.369/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 3 biotechnology schools in Baltimore, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johns Hopkins University comes out as the most expensive ($25,509/yr) for biotechnology students, with University of Maryland-Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $14,195/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|