Longwood, FL has twenty-four dog training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a dog training program, has a total student population of 50,691. It is the 615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Dog Training students from Longwood 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. In fact, in the Orlando-Kissimmee area alone, there are 520 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $20,340. Animal trainers in this area earn $37,350/yr and there are 90 employed.
Longwood lies in Seminole county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee area has 989,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,430 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Longwood are held by animal trainers, and 1/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 24 dog training schools with a 100-mile radius of Longwood, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Herzing College comes out as the most expensive ($28,998/yr) for dog training students, with Technical Education Center-Osceola as the lowest, reported at only $2,352/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Longwood|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||4.1 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||7.1 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||37.9 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||37.9 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||60.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||61.4 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||82.4 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||89.8 miles|