Lawton, OK (population: 87,265) has two dog training schools within its city limits. Great Plains Technology Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a dog training program, has a total student population of 239. It is the 1115th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Dog Training students from Lawton 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.
Lawton lies in Comanche county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Lawton area has 40,850 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $16.23/hr average worker wage, and a $33,750 average annual salary.
Of the 2 dog training schools in Lawton, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($26,244/yr) for dog training students, with Great Plains Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $18,432/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lawton|
|Wichita Falls||TX||103,067||2||34.7529||101||48.8 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||69.7 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||79.2 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||84.1 miles|