Albany, NY (population: 92,804) has four dog training schools within its city limits. Albany BOCES-Adult Practical Nursing Program, the highest ranked school in the city with a dog training program, has a total student population of 139. It is the 1166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Dog Training students from Albany 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.
Albany lies in Albany county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area has 434,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $21.78/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary.
Of the 4 dog training schools in Albany, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Albany BOCES-Adult Practical Nursing Program comes out as the most expensive ($15,276/yr) for dog training students, with Mildred Elley School as the lowest, reported at only $9,447/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Albany|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||61.0 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||65.5 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||82.2 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||87.3 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||88.8 miles|