Papillion, NE has six animal care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal care program, has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Animal Care students from Papillion 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 190 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $23,780. Animal control workers in this area earn $34,050/yr and there are 30 employed.
Papillion lies in Sarpy county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.075 out of every 1000 jobs in Papillion are held by animal control workers, and 0.413/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 6 animal care schools with a 100-mile radius of Papillion, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott College-Spring Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($16,595/yr) for animal care students, with Northeast Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,671/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Papillion|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||11.2 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||94.8 miles|