Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has two animal care schools within its city limits. Brown Mackie College-Louisville, the highest ranked school in the city with an animal care program, has a total student population of 1,536. It is the 4812th highest ranked school in the USA and the 73rd highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Animal Care students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 240 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $21,270. Animal control workers in this area earn $27,520/yr and there are 50 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.088 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by animal control workers, and 0.409/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 2 animal care schools in Louisville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Louisville comes out as the most expensive ($16,773/yr) for animal care students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|