Charlottesville, VA (population: 41,429) has sixteen dog training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Jefferson College of Health Sciences, the highest ranked school in this group with a dog training program, has a total student population of 1,041. It is the 488th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Dog Training students from Charlottesville 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.
Charlottesville lies in Charlottesville county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Charlottesville area has 93,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $20.99/hr average worker wage, and a $43,660 average annual salary.
Of the 16 dog training schools with a 100-mile radius of Charlottesville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centura College comes out as the most expensive ($34,326/yr) for dog training students, with Dabney S Lancaster Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,009/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlottesville|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||72.1 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||92.2 miles|