Weed, CA has three geology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Humboldt State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a geology program, has a total student population of 7,954. It is the 3019th highest ranked school in the USA and the 292nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about geology programs in Weed, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of geology professors at Humboldt State University such as Kenneth Aalto, Raymond Burke, Sue Cashman, Lori Dengler, Mark Hemphill Haley, and Andre Lehre.
Geology students from Weed schools who go on to become geologists, mine geologists, project geologists, exploration geologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 14,460 people working as geological and petroleum technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $58,400. Also, Geoscientists make on average $92,710 per year and there are about 31,860 of them employed in the US today.
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.
Of the 3 geology schools with a 100-mile radius of Weed, only 1 has 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 geology students, with Shasta College as the lowest, reported at only $5,404/yr.