Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has one acupuncture school within its city limits. American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med has a total student population of 130. It is the 6703rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 374th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Acupuncture students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 390 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $*. Physical therapists in this area earn $80,110/yr and there are 2,220 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.868 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by physical therapists, and 0.152/1000 are held by health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med ends up costing a student $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|