Cuthbert, GA has six biotechnology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mercer University, the highest ranked school in this group with a biotechnology program, has a total student population of 8,072. It is the 246th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Biotechnology students from Cuthbert 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.
Cuthbert lies in Randolph county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the South Georgia nonmetropolitan area has 188,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $15.30/hr average worker wage, and a $31,820 average annual salary.
Of the 6 biotechnology schools with a 100-mile radius of Cuthbert, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mercer University comes out as the most expensive ($18,050/yr) for biotechnology students, with Tallahassee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,968/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cuthbert|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||50.0 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||70.5 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||75.6 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||89.3 miles|