Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has three wildlife schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Massachusetts Amherst, the highest ranked school in this group with a wildlife program, has a total student population of 27,016. It is the 842nd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about wildlife programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of wildlife professors at University of Massachusetts Amherst such as Jack Finn, Curt Griffin, Kevin McGarigal, Jim Peters, and John Stoffolano.
Wildlife students from Boston 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.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary.
Of the 3 wildlife schools with a 100-mile radius of Boston, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($16,600/yr) for wildlife students, with University of Rhode Island as the lowest, reported at only $14,507/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|