Worcester, MA (population: 174,854) has one acupuncture school within its city limits. Quinsigamond Community College has a total student population of 8,349. It is the 5513th highest ranked school in the USA and the 155th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Acupuncture students from Worcester 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 Worcester-CT area alone, there are 50 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $76,420. Physical therapists in this area earn $76,590/yr and there are 460 employed.
Worcester lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Worcester-CT area has 239,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.49/hr average worker wage, and a $46,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.929 out of every 1000 jobs in Worcester are held by physical therapists, and 0.188/1000 are held by health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Quinsigamond Community College ends up costing a student $7,537/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Worcester|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||32.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||39.9 miles|