Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has three chemistry schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry 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 chemistry programs in Honolulu, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at University of Hawaii at Manoa such as George Andermann, Alfred Asato, Paul Beaumont, Thomas Bopp, Adele Casaschi, and William Chain.
Chemistry students from Honolulu 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.
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.
Of the 3 chemistry 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 chemistry students, with University of Hawaii at Manoa as the lowest, reported at only $10,275/yr.