Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has twenty-nine wildlife management schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a wildlife management program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about wildlife management programs in Virginia Beach, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of wildlife management professors at University of Georgia such as John Blackstone, Ann Buchholtz, Eli Cohen, Ray Hagtvedt, Christopher Hanks, and James Hopkins.
Wildlife Management students from Virginia Beach schools who go on to become wildlife managers, foresters, fish and wildlife biologists, area foresters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 7,530 people working as fish and game wardens alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $54,950. 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.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
Of the 29 wildlife management schools with a 500-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delaware Valley College comes out as the most expensive ($24,579/yr) for wildlife management students, with Southeastern Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,291/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|