Lake Charles, LA (population: 71,903) has one dog training school within its city limits. Sowela Technical Community College has a total student population of 2,133. It is the 4682nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Dog Training students from Lake Charles 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.
Lake Charles lies in Calcasieu county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lake Charles area has 89,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $17.28/hr average worker wage, and a $35,940 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sowela Technical Community College ends up costing a student $8,177/yr.