Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has one acupuncture school within its city limits. 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 Tucson 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. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 100 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $59,040. Physical therapists in this area earn $84,750/yr and there are 440 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine ends up costing a student $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|