Brookline, MA (population: 55,248) has four acupuncture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mount Wachusett Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an acupuncture program, has a total student population of 4,761. It is the 5472nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 152nd highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Acupuncture students from Brookline 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 Nashua-MA NECTA area alone, there are ** employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $61,570. Physical therapists in this area earn $68,910/yr and there are 260 employed.
Brookline lies in Norfolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Nashua-MA NECTA area has 134,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $23.32/hr average worker wage, and a $48,510 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.909 out of every 1000 jobs in Brookline are held by physical therapists, and **/1000 are held by health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
Of the 4 acupuncture schools with a 100-mile radius of Brookline, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Quinsigamond Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,537/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 Brookline|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||1.9 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||26.1 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||26.2 miles|