Oregon contains two schools that offer acupuncture programs. National College of Natural Medicine, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in OR, has a total student population of 517 and is the 6566th highest ranked school in America.
Acupuncture students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 430 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $57,890. Physical therapists in this state earn $72,880/yr and there are 2,430 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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