Oakland, CA (population: 412,612) has one chemistry school within its city limits. Mills College has a total student population of 1,501. It is the 303rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about chemistry programs in Oakland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at Mills College such as Janette Jassawalla, Beth Kochly, and Elizabeth Wade.
Chemistry students from Oakland 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 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area alone, there are 540 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $97,060. Chemists in this area earn $80,430/yr and there are 1,320 employed.
Oakland lies in Alameda county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Oakland are held by chemists, and 1/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mills College ends up costing a student $23,982/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakland|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||5.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||12.6 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||15.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||30.9 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||38.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||56.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||65.7 miles|