San Jose, CA (population: 977,893) has three biology schools within its city limits. San Jose State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 31,280. It is the 1434th highest ranked school in the USA and the 121st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about biology programs in San Jose, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at San Jose State University such as Tziva Abramson, Sulekha Anand, James Anderson, Frederick Armstrong, Nora Balabanian, and Tom Balgooyen.
Biology students from San Jose schools who go on to become biologists, marine biologists, wildlife biologists, molecular biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Zoologists and wildlife biologists make on average $60,670 per year and there are about 17,460 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are ** employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $85,290. Biological scientists in this area earn $80,980/yr and there are 420 employed.
San Jose lies in Santa Clara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in San Jose are held by biological scientists, and **/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 3 biology schools in San Jose, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Jose City College comes out as the most expensive ($11,291/yr) for biology students, with Evergreen Valley College as the lowest, reported at only $9,070/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Jose|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||8.2 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||22.8 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||25.1 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||30.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||31.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||32.8 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||40.0 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||42.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||46.3 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||88.7 miles|