Athens has a total population of 18,967 and a student population of 3,511. Of these students, 3,511 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Athens, by student population, is Athens State University. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the Biology program at Athens State University.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Athens's biology schools.
Many biology graduates choose to work as biologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. There were 1,410 biologists working in Alabama and 90 working in the greater Athens area in 2010. The government projects that the number of biologists in Athens will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Athens is $75,850 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.