Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has one animal behavior school within its city limits. University of Arizona has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Animal Behavior students from Tucson schools who go on to become animal behavioralists, animal trainers, dog trainers, animal scientists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,080 people working as animal trainers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $31,080. Also, Zoologists and wildlife biologists make on average $60,670 per year and there are about 17,460 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 50 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $49,120. Animal trainers in this area earn $32,590/yr and there are ** employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by animal trainers, and 0/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arizona ends up costing a student $11,728/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|