San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has two acupuncture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio area alone, there are 130 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $82,820. Physical therapists in this area earn $94,170/yr and there are 1,060 employed.
San Antonio lies in Bexar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Antonio area has 837,030 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.25/hr average worker wage, and a $37,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.270 out of every 1000 jobs in San Antonio are held by physical therapists, and 0.153/1000 are held by health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin comes out as the most expensive ($/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 San Antonio|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||83.3 miles|