Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has one acupuncture school within its city limits. Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine has a total student population of 36. It is the 6773rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 117th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Acupuncture students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 260 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average salary of $72,480. Physical therapists in this area earn $76,860/yr and there are 1,760 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.252 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by physical therapists, and 0.187/1000 are held by health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine ends up costing a student $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|