Wausau, WI has one wildlife school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has a total student population of 9,209. It is the 1450th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Wildlife students from Wausau 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.
Wausau lies in Marathon county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Wausau area has 67,240 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.7% unemployment rate, $18.14/hr average worker wage, and a $37,730 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ends up costing a student $9,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wausau|
|Wisconsin Rapids||WI||-||1||14.8847||67||40.9 miles|
|Green Bay||WI||101,191||7||25.235||199||86.1 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||91.6 miles|