Milwaukee, WI (population: 606,508) has three dog training schools within its city limits. Wisconsin Lutheran College, the highest ranked school in the city with a dog training program, has a total student population of 776. It is the 2070th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Dog Training students from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are 370 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $21,400. Animal trainers in this area earn $32,680/yr and there are 140 employed.
Milwaukee lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.176 out of every 1000 jobs in Milwaukee are held by animal trainers, and 0.449/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 3 dog training schools in Milwaukee, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milwaukee School of Engineering comes out as the most expensive ($25,200/yr) for dog training students, with Bryant and Stratton College-Milwaukee as the lowest, reported at only $15,273/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Milwaukee|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||4.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||54.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||60.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||67.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||68.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||68.5 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||69.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||71.3 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||73.9 miles|