Missouri City, TX (population: 77,622) has five animal care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal care program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Animal Care students from Missouri 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. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 1,100 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $21,260. Animal control workers in this area earn $30,600/yr and there are 190 employed.
Missouri City lies in Fort Bend county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.075 out of every 1000 jobs in Missouri City are held by animal control workers, and 0.427/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 5 animal care schools with a 100-mile radius of Missouri City, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradford School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($19,052/yr) for animal care students, with Lone Star College System as the lowest, reported at only $4,793/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Missouri City|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||19.4 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||26.5 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||36.6 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||40.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||45.1 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||84.9 miles|