Norcross, GA has two wildlife schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a wildlife 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 .
Wildlife students from Norcross 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.
Norcross lies in Gwinnett county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary.
Of the 2 wildlife schools with a 100-mile radius of Norcross, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clemson University comes out as the most expensive ($15,842/yr) for wildlife students, with University of Georgia as the lowest, reported at only $9,224/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Norcross|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.7 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||23.9 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||60.2 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||66.5 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||84.8 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||97.8 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||98.1 miles|