Attleboro, MA (population: 42,840) has five acupuncture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Post University, the highest ranked school in this group with an acupuncture program, has a total student population of 8,082. It is the 703rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Connecticut (#1 is Wesleyan University).
Acupuncture students from Attleboro 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 Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area alone, there are 470 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $60,140. Physical therapists in this area earn $78,500/yr and there are 830 employed.
Attleboro lies in Bristol county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.527 out of every 1000 jobs in Attleboro are held by physical therapists, and 0.871/1000 are held by health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
Of the 5 acupuncture schools with a 100-mile radius of Attleboro, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Post University comes out as the most expensive ($23,261/yr) for acupuncture students, with Northern Essex Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,511/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Attleboro|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||3.2 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||9.5 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||18.1 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||26.3 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||26.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||28.5 miles|