Tallahassee, FL (population: 175,438) has two biotechnology schools within its city limits. Florida State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biotechnology program, has a total student population of 39,785. It is the 705th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Biotechnology students from Tallahassee schools who go on to become biotechnologists, bioengineers, biomedical engineers, biophysicists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 166,860 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,620. Also, Biochemists and biophysicists make on average $88,550 per year and there are about 22,860 of them employed in the US today.
Tallahassee lies in Leon county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tallahassee area has 161,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary.
Of the 2 biotechnology schools in Tallahassee, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Florida State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,945/yr) for biotechnology students, with Tallahassee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,968/yr.