Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has one acupuncture school within its city limits. American Institute of Alternative Medicine has a total student population of 144. It is the 772nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Acupuncture students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 130 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $77,640. Physical therapists in this area earn $71,740/yr and there are 1,240 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.368 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by physical therapists, and 0.139/1000 are held by health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American Institute of Alternative Medicine ends up costing a student $20,439/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|