Fort Myers, FL (population: 68,373) has two dog training schools within its city limits. Lee County High Tech Center Central, the highest ranked school in the city with a dog training program, has a total student population of 777. It is the 3367th highest ranked school in the USA and the 173rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Dog Training students from Fort Myers 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.
Fort Myers lies in Lee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has 201,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,330 average annual salary.
Of the 2 dog training schools in Fort Myers, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lee County High Tech Center Central comes out as the most expensive ($14,328/yr) for dog training students, with Edison State College as the lowest, reported at only $6,223/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Myers|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||6.1 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||9.3 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||20.4 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||29.6 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||35.8 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.0 miles|