Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has two animal behavior schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Alabama A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal behavior program, has a total student population of 5,327. It is the 651st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Animal Behavior students from Nashville 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.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary.
Of the 2 animal behavior schools with a 100-mile radius of Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Middle Tennessee State University comes out as the most expensive ($8,608/yr) for animal behavior students, with Alabama A & M University as the lowest, reported at only $7,770/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|