Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has one animal behavior school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Florida has a total student population of 50,691. It is the 615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Animal Behavior students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 50 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $54,950. Animal trainers in this area earn $32,250/yr and there are ** employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville 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 Florida ends up costing a student $10,101/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|