San Jose, CA (population: 977,893) has three chemistry schools within its city limits. San Jose State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry 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 chemistry programs in San Jose, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at San Jose State University such as Goretty Alonso, Charles Apel, Sreenivasan Balasubramanian, Juliet Barrera, Jan Bello, and Stephen E. Branz.
Chemistry students from San Jose 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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are 690 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $98,290. Chemists in this area earn $87,810/yr and there are 1,210 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 1 out of every 1000 jobs in San Jose are held by chemists, and 1/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 3 chemistry 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 chemistry 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|