Sierra Vista, AZ (population: 44,234) has one acupuncture school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has a total student population of 60. It is the 6760th highest ranked school in the USA and the 109th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Acupuncture students from Sierra Vista schools who go on to become acupuncturists, massage therapists, alternative medicinal caregivers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Health diagnosing and treating practitioners make on average $77,630 per year and there are about 32,960 of them employed in the US today.
Sierra Vista lies in Cochise county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area has 63,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.48/hr average worker wage, and a $38,440 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine ends up costing a student $/yr.