Weymouth, MA (population: 55,115) has twenty exercise physiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northeastern University, the highest ranked school in this group with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 27,537. It is the 56th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Exercise Physiology students from Weymouth 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 200 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $101,770. Physical therapists in this area earn $72,580/yr and there are 3,100 employed.
Weymouth lies in Norfolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.841 out of every 1000 jobs in Weymouth are held by physical therapists, and 0.119/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 20 exercise physiology schools with a 100-mile radius of Weymouth, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for exercise physiology students, with Manchester Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,176/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Weymouth|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||14.2 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||25.6 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||35.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||35.3 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||35.6 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||38.0 miles|