Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has six dog training schools within its city limits. Metro Technology Centers, the highest ranked school in the city with a dog training program, has a total student population of 1,172. It is the 1836th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Dog Training students from Oklahoma City 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. In fact, in the Oklahoma City area alone, there are 260 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $22,230. Animal trainers in this area earn $22,450/yr and there are ** employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by animal trainers, and 0.454/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 6 dog training schools in Oklahoma City, none 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 Francis Tuttle Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $12,586/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|