Slidell, LA has twenty-five dog training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a dog training program, has a total student population of 28,643. It is the 121st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Dog Training students from Slidell 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 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area alone, there are 460 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $24,900. Animal trainers in this area earn $31,660/yr and there are ** employed.
Slidell lies in St. Tammany county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Slidell are held by animal trainers, and 0.897/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 25 dog training schools with a 100-mile radius of Slidell, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delta College of Arts & Technology comes out as the most expensive ($28,020/yr) for dog training students, with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest, reported at only $1,387/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Slidell|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||16.8 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||81.4 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||94.2 miles|