Miami, FL (population: 425,242) has four wildlife schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a wildlife program, has a total student population of 50,691. It is the 615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about wildlife programs in Miami, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of wildlife professors at University of Florida such as Emilio Bruna.
Wildlife students from Miami schools who go on to become wildlife technicians, wildlife biologists, foresters, wildlife managers, 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.
Miami lies in Miami-Dade county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan area has 981,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,070 average annual salary.
Of the 4 wildlife schools with a 500-mile radius of Miami, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Florida comes out as the most expensive ($10,101/yr) for wildlife 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 Miami|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||4.8 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||6.4 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||8.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||10.8 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||11.0 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||11.3 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||17.8 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||25.3 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||32.2 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||34.0 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||34.6 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||37.1 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||41.3 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||46.9 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||52.5 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||58.6 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||67.3 miles|