Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has fourteen acupuncture schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, the highest ranked school in this group with an acupuncture program, has a total student population of 1,482. It is the 1730th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Acupuncture students from Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
Of the 14 acupuncture schools with a 500-mile radius of Las Vegas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts comes out as the most expensive ($20,268/yr) for acupuncture students, with Southwest Institute of Healing Arts as the lowest, reported at only $20,268/yr.