Oxnard, CA (population: 189,413) has thirty-six dog training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Santa Barbara, the highest ranked school in this group with a dog training program, has a total student population of 22,850. It is the 50th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Dog Training students from Oxnard 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.
Oxnard lies in Ventura county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura area has 292,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,690 average annual salary.
Of the 36 dog training schools with a 100-mile radius of Oxnard, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Barbara Business College comes out as the most expensive ($49,970/yr) for dog training students, with Hacienda La Puente Adult Education as the lowest, reported at only $1,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oxnard|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||26.6 miles|
|Santa Barbara||CA||86,382||6||24.3128||166||33.2 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||34.6 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||42.6 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||43.3 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||44.4 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||45.0 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||46.2 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||48.2 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||57.5 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||60.7 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||66.6 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||72.4 miles|