California contains ten schools that offer acupuncture programs. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in CA, has a total student population of 507 and is the 2719th highest ranked school in America.
Acupuncture students from California 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 California alone, there are 3,220 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $72,130. Physical therapists in this state earn $83,740/yr and there are 14,250 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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