Maryville, TN has eight acupuncture schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. American Institute of Alternative Medicine, the highest ranked school in this group with an acupuncture program, 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 Maryville 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.
Maryville lies in Blount county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Knoxville area has 324,080 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,820 average annual salary.
Of the 8 acupuncture schools with a 500-mile radius of Maryville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American Institute of Alternative Medicine comes out as the most expensive ($20,439/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 Maryville|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||87.6 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||96.5 miles|