Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has two acupuncture schools within its city limits. Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, the highest ranked school in the city with an acupuncture program, has a total student population of 204. It is the 6662nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 371st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Acupuncture students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 60 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $59,650. Physical therapists in this area earn $65,250/yr and there are 980 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.277 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by physical therapists, and 0.078/1000 are held by health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for acupuncture students, with Texas Health & Science University as the lowest, reported at only $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|