Southaven, MS (population: 47,625) has sixteen dog training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kennett Career and Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a dog training program, has a total student population of 21. It is the 1290th highest ranked school in the USA and the 41st highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Dog Training students from Southaven 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.
Southaven lies in DeSoto county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 16 dog training schools with a 100-mile radius of Southaven, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Union University comes out as the most expensive ($19,100/yr) for dog training students, with Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson as the lowest, reported at only $3,564/yr.