Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has one exercise physiology school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Chandler/Gilbert Community College has a total student population of 11,058. It is the 5510th highest ranked school in the USA and the 87th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Exercise Physiology students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are 30 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $68,480. Physical therapists in this area earn $84,750/yr and there are 440 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical scientists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chandler/Gilbert Community College ends up costing a student $8,352/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|