Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has one acupuncture school within its city limits. Metropolitan State College of Denver has a total student population of 22,837. It is the 4027th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Acupuncture students from Denver 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 240 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $75,260. Physical therapists in this area earn $72,470/yr and there are 1,610 employed.
Denver lies in Denver county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Denver 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, Metropolitan State College of Denver ends up costing a student $11,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|