Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has two animal care schools within its city limits. Tulsa Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with an animal care program, has a total student population of 19,730. It is the 5221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 119th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Animal Care students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 400 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $20,100. Animal control workers in this area earn $25,710/yr and there are 80 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.179 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by animal control workers, and 0.953/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 2 animal care schools in Tulsa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Community Care College comes out as the most expensive ($14,920/yr) for animal care students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|