Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has two exercise physiology schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii.
Exercise Physiology students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 70 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $82,320. Physical therapists in this area earn $54,410/yr and there are 840 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 2 exercise physiology schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Hawaii at Manoa comes out as the most expensive ($10,275/yr) for exercise physiology students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.