Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has two animal care schools within its city limits. International Business College-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with an animal care program, has a total student population of 386. It is the 855th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Animal Care students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 580 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $22,940. Animal control workers in this area earn $29,710/yr and there are 50 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.055 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by animal control workers, and 0.662/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 2 animal care schools in Indianapolis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Business College-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($21,502/yr) for animal care students, with Harrison College-Northwest as the lowest, reported at only $14,007/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|