Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one animal care school within its city limits. Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis has a total student population of 787. It is the 3634th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Animal Care students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 270 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $20,700. Animal control workers in this area earn $30,080/yr and there are 80 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.128 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by animal control workers, and 0.442/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis ends up costing a student $10,620/yr.