Virginia contains one school that offers animal behavior programs. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has a total student population of 30,870 and is the 61st highest ranked school in America.
Animal Behavior students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 230 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $56,670. Animal trainers in this state earn $32,520/yr and there are 360 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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