Miami, FL (population: 425,242) has three biology schools within its city limits. Florida International University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 39,610. It is the 197th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Biology students from Miami schools who go on to become biologists, marine biologists, wildlife biologists, molecular biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. 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. Biological scientists in this area earn $60,160/yr and there are 440 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 biological scientists, and 0/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 3 biology schools in Miami, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Barry University comes out as the most expensive ($22,930/yr) for biology students, with Florida International University as the lowest, reported at only $13,300/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|