Escanaba, MI has four dog training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bellin College of Nursing, the highest ranked school in this group with a dog training program, has a total student population of 306. It is the 715th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Dog Training students from Escanaba 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.
Escanaba lies in Delta county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area has 116,400 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $17.04/hr average worker wage, and a $35,430 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bellin College of Nursing comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for dog training students, with Northwestern Michigan College as the lowest, reported at only $8,627/yr.