Athens, AL has six chiropractic schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Life University, the highest ranked school in this group with a chiropractic program, has a total student population of 2,301. It is the 176th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Chiropractic students from Athens schools who go on to become chiropractic doctors, chiropractors, chiropractic physicians, doctor of chiropractics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 26,310 people working as chiropractors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,390.
Athens lies in Limestone county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary.
Of the 6 chiropractic schools with a 500-mile radius of Athens, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Life University comes out as the most expensive ($18,351/yr) for chiropractic students, with Western Kentucky University as the lowest, reported at only $9,729/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Athens|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||98.2 miles|