Mountain Home, AR has five athletic training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Harding University, the highest ranked school in this group with an athletic training program, has a total student population of 6,484. It is the 224th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arkansas.
Athletic Training students from Mountain Home schools who go on to become athletic trainers, trainers, sports trainers, gymnastics instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,260 people working as athletic trainers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,020. Also, Coaches and scouts make on average $35,740 per year and there are about 179,830 of them employed in the US today.
Mountain Home lies in Baxter county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area has 68,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $13.96/hr average worker wage, and a $29,050 average annual salary.
Of the 5 athletic training schools with a 100-mile radius of Mountain Home, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan University comes out as the most expensive ($32,563/yr) for athletic training students, with University of Central Arkansas as the lowest, reported at only $10,733/yr.