San Francisco, CA (population: 817,411) has three chemistry schools within its city limits. University of San Francisco, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry program, has a total student population of 9,008. It is the 221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about chemistry programs in San Francisco, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at University of San Francisco such as Megan Bolitho, Claire Castro, John Cobley, Jeff Curtis, Roger De La Rosa, and Thomas Gruhn.
Chemistry students from San Francisco 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 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area alone, there are 890 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $90,820. Chemists in this area earn $89,050/yr and there are 1,100 employed.
San Francisco lies in San Francisco county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area has 982,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $30/hr average worker wage, and a $61,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in San Francisco are held by chemists, and 1/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 3 chemistry schools in San Francisco, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of San Francisco comes out as the most expensive ($23,821/yr) for chemistry students, with San Francisco State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,744/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Francisco|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||7.8 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||16.4 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||16.9 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||21.7 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||24.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||26.3 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||38.2 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||46.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||59.8 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||73.4 miles|