Idaho Falls, ID (population: 56,222) has two animal behavior schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Brigham Young University-Idaho, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal behavior program, has a total student population of 14,944. It is the 1671st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
Animal Behavior students from Idaho Falls 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.
Idaho Falls lies in Bonneville county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Idaho Falls area has 49,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,260 average annual salary.
Of the 2 animal behavior schools with a 100-mile radius of Idaho Falls, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Idaho State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,421/yr) for animal behavior students, with Brigham Young University-Idaho as the lowest, reported at only $9,571/yr.