Virginia contains 30 schools that offer dog training programs. Jefferson College of Health Sciences, the highest-ranking dog training school in VA, has a total student population of 1,041 and is the 488th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 dog training schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($36,075/yr), with Dabney S Lancaster Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,009/yr.
Dog Training students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 3,770 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $21,490. Animal trainers in this state earn $32,520/yr and there are 360 employed.
Also, within the dog training schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dog training, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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