Alaska contains one school that offers animal care programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Animal Care students from Alaska schools who go on to become animal care supervisors, veterinarians, animal trainers, animal behavioralists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,320 people working as animal control workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,560. Also, Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make on average $23,400 per year and there are about 71,350 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 160 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $24,350. Animal control workers in this state earn $41,150/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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