Washington contains 27 schools that offer dog training programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking dog training school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 27 dog training schools in Washington, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,311/yr), with Cascadia Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,627/yr.
Dog Training students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 1,730 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $24,330. Animal trainers in this state earn $36,080/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the dog training schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dog training, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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