Miami, FL (population: 425,242) has two animal behavior schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal behavior program, 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 Miami 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 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan area alone, there are 60 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $85,000. Animal trainers in this area earn $27,390/yr and there are 80 employed.
Miami lies in Miami-Dade county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan area has 981,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Miami are held by animal trainers, and 0/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 2 animal behavior schools with a 500-mile radius of Miami, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Florida comes out as the most expensive ($10,101/yr) for animal behavior students, with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College as the lowest, reported at only $7,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Miami|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||4.8 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||6.4 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||8.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||10.8 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||11.0 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||11.3 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||17.8 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||25.3 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||32.2 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||34.0 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||34.6 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||37.1 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||41.3 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||46.9 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||52.5 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||58.6 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||67.3 miles|