Weed, CA has two computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Oregon University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 5,104. It is the 3693rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Computer Forensics students from Weed schools who go on to become computer forensics specialists, computer security specialists, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 512,720 people working as computer systems analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,430. Also, Computer specialists make on average $78,010 per year and there are about 195,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 40 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $58,830. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $68,910/yr and there are 60 employed.
Weed lies in Siskiyou county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area has 64,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $20.55/hr average worker wage, and a $42,750 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.871 out of every 1000 jobs in Weed are held by computer systems analysts, and 0.633/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Weed, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Oregon University comes out as the most expensive ($13,154/yr) for computer forensics students, with Klamath Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,446/yr.