Hot Springs, AR has twelve dog training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing, the highest ranked school in this group with a dog training program, has a total student population of 70. It is the 876th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Dog Training students from Hot Springs schools who go on to become dog trainers, dog control officers, guide dog instructors, guide dog trainers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,080 people working as animal trainers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $31,080. 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.
Hot Springs lies in Garland county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Hot Springs area has 35,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $33,910 average annual salary.
Of the 12 dog training schools with a 100-mile radius of Hot Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($16,327/yr) for dog training students, with Rich Mountain Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,017/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hot Springs|
|Little Rock||AR||192,247||12||20.3043||243||42.8 miles|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||49.4 miles|