Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has two exercise physiology schools within its city limits. Phoenix College, the highest ranked school in the city with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 12,164. It is the 5232nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 80th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Exercise Physiology students from Phoenix schools who go on to become exercise physiologists, training specialists, athletic trainers, athletes, 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, Physical scientists make on average $94,880 per year and there are about 25,310 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 90 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $82,770. Physical therapists in this area earn $69,260/yr and there are 1,900 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 2 exercise physiology schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Paradise Valley Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,882/yr) for exercise physiology students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|