Cleveland, OH (population: 424,526) has nineteen acupuncture schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Drexel University, the highest ranked school in this group with an acupuncture program, has a total student population of 22,493. It is the 108th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Acupuncture students from Cleveland 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 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area alone, there are 250 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $79,580. Physical therapists in this area earn $76,920/yr and there are 1,670 employed.
Cleveland lies in Cuyahoga county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area has 1,003,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.16/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.666 out of every 1000 jobs in Cleveland are held by physical therapists, and 0.254/1000 are held by health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
Of the 19 acupuncture schools with a 500-mile radius of Cleveland, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr) for acupuncture students, with Western Kentucky University as the lowest, reported at only $9,729/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cleveland|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||6.6 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||8.6 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||11.6 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||13.4 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||23.0 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||44.2 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||69.6 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||74.2 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||93.5 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||99.6 miles|