Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has three animal care schools within its city limits. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with an animal care program, has a total student population of 55,014. It is the 33rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Ohio.
Animal Care students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 550 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $20,790. Animal control workers in this area earn $31,230/yr and there are 50 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.050 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by animal control workers, and 0.604/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 3 animal care schools in Columbus, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradford School comes out as the most expensive ($19,008/yr) for animal care students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|