Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has one animal behavior school within its city limits. California State University-Fresno has a total student population of 21,500. It is the 1796th highest ranked school in the USA and the 159th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Animal Behavior students from Fresno 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.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California State University-Fresno ends up costing a student $5,579/yr.
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