Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has three biology schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii. To learn more about biology programs in Honolulu, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at University of Hawaii at Manoa such as Harry Ako, Maqsudul Alam, Anthony Amend, Brendan Barrett, Beverly Annie Barry, and Jon-Paul Bingham.
Biology students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 100 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $69,840. Biological scientists in this area earn $73,110/yr and there are 210 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by biological scientists, and 0/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 3 biology schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chaminade University of Honolulu comes out as the most expensive ($17,911/yr) for biology students, with University of Hawaii at Manoa as the lowest, reported at only $10,275/yr.