Ada, OK has thirty-three dog training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a dog training program, has a total student population of 25,881. It is the 919th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Dog Training students from Ada 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.
Ada lies in Pontotoc county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 164,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.13/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary.
Of the 33 dog training schools with a 100-mile radius of Ada, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-OKC Central Campus comes out as the most expensive ($32,460/yr) for dog training students, with Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester as the lowest, reported at only $1,310/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ada|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||61.5 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||67.3 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||89.2 miles|