Bossier City, LA (population: 63,292) has three animal care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Stephen F Austin State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal care program, has a total student population of 12,845. It is the 457th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Animal Care students from Bossier City 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.
Bossier City lies in Bossier county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Shreveport-Bossier City area has 173,610 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary.
Of the 3 animal care schools with a 100-mile radius of Bossier City, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stephen F Austin State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,885/yr) for animal care students, with Northwestern State University of Louisiana as the lowest, reported at only $7,707/yr.
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