Fort Walton Beach, FL has one forestry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lurleen B Wallace Community College has a total student population of 1,790. It is the 5189th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Forestry students from Fort Walton Beach schools who go on to become forest technicians, foresters, urban foresters, area foresters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 31,440 people working as forest and conservation technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,370. Also, Forestry and conservation science teachers make on average $72,290 per year and there are about 2,380 of them employed in the US today.
Fort Walton Beach lies in Okaloosa county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin area has 76,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,710 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lurleen B Wallace Community College ends up costing a student $5,553/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Walton Beach|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||57.8 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||75.9 miles|