Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has two dog training schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a dog training program, has a total student population of 1,003. It is the 2978th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Dog Training students from Albuquerque 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.
Albuquerque lies in Bernalillo county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Albuquerque area has 381,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $19.31/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary.
Of the 2 dog training schools in Albuquerque, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque comes out as the most expensive ($22,907/yr) for dog training students, with Pima Medical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $11,907/yr.