Texas contains three schools that offer acupuncture programs. Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in TX, has a total student population of 204 and is the 6662nd highest ranked school in America.
Acupuncture students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 860 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $84,950. Physical therapists in this state earn $83,020/yr and there are 11,230 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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