Fenton, MO has nineteen chemistry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Westminster College, the highest ranked school in this group with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 1,087. It is the 369th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Chemistry students from Fenton 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 St. Louis-IL area alone, there are 220 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $63,620. Chemists in this area earn $62,870/yr and there are 930 employed.
Fenton lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the St. Louis-IL area has 1,301,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.63/hr average worker wage, and a $42,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.713 out of every 1000 jobs in Fenton are held by chemists, and 0.168/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 19 chemistry schools with a 100-mile radius of Fenton, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr) for chemistry students, with Lincoln University as the lowest, reported at only $7,125/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fenton|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||13.8 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||13.8 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||19.7 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||20.7 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||95.0 miles|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||97.4 miles|