Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has seven biology schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about biology programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at Boston University such as Maria Abate, Jelle Atema, Michael Baum, Cynthia Bradham, Gloria Callard, and Ian Callard.
Biology students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 90 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $62,690. Biological scientists in this area earn $54,580/yr and there are 920 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.547 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by biological scientists, and 0.053/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 7 biology schools in Boston, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for biology students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|