Calumet City, IL has twenty-three dog training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saint Mary's College, the highest ranked school in this group with a dog training program, has a total student population of 1,664. It is the 185th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Dog Training students from Calumet City 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 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,260 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $25,080. Animal trainers in this area earn $29,410/yr and there are 430 employed.
Calumet City lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Calumet City are held by animal trainers, and 0/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 23 dog training schools with a 100-mile radius of Calumet City, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Mary's College comes out as the most expensive ($25,516/yr) for dog training students, with Southwestern Michigan College as the lowest, reported at only $5,540/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Calumet City|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||4.1 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||8.3 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||9.4 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||11.1 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||14.3 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||14.3 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||14.5 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||16.6 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||23.3 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||24.4 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||26.7 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||28.4 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||30.4 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||33.1 miles|