Largo, FL (population: 71,859) has three environmental science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with an environmental science program, has a total student population of 40,022. It is the 138th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about environmental science programs in Largo, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental science professors at University of South Florida such as Francine Abrego, Leila Amiri, Seth (richard) Carlson, Donald Chilton, Jeff Cunningham, and Gail Donaldson.
Environmental Science students from Largo schools who go on to become environmental sciences professors, environmental engineers, environmental scientists, environmental health professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Environmental engineering technicians make on average $45,730 per year and there are about 20,630 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area alone, there are 220 employed environmental engineering technicians earning an average salary of $34,980. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $64,940/yr and there are 990 employed.
Largo lies in Pinellas county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Largo are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0/1000 are held by environmental engineering technicians.
Of the 3 environmental science schools with a 100-mile radius of Largo, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Leo University comes out as the most expensive ($17,439/yr) for environmental science students, with University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus as the lowest, reported at only $9,969/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Largo|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||5.5 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||13.5 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||23.4 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||43.4 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||69.6 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||75.8 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||99.4 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||99.9 miles|