Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has four biology schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about biology programs in Seattle, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at University of Washington such as Joseph Ammirati, Denise Anderson, Laurie Bauman, Carl Bergstrom, Tolga Bilgen, and Dee Boresma.
Biology students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 900 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $68,230. Biological scientists in this area earn $62,580/yr and there are 740 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.524 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by biological scientists, and 0.639/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 4 biology schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for biology students, with Seattle Central Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,598/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|