Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has eight chemistry schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about chemistry programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at Boston University such as Binyomin Abrams, Karen Allen, Phillip Anwer, Natalya Bassina, Clinton Becker, and Tim Brunker.
Chemistry students from Boston schools who go on to become chemists, biochemists, analytical research chemists, chemistry professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,910 people working as chemists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,740. 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 1,970 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $96,830. Chemists in this area earn $86,810/yr and there are 2,090 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.239 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by chemists, and 1.168/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 8 chemistry schools in Boston, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for chemistry students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|