Edison, NJ (population: 100,524) has thirty exercise physiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Yale University, the highest ranked school in this group with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 11,593. It is the 2nd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Exercise Physiology students from Edison 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 Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area alone, there are 420 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $88,000. Physical therapists in this area earn $83,470/yr and there are 2,050 employed.
Edison lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area has 981,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $24.21/hr average worker wage, and a $50,350 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.084 out of every 1000 jobs in Edison are held by physical therapists, and 0.423/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 30 exercise physiology schools with a 100-mile radius of Edison, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cabrini College comes out as the most expensive ($29,277/yr) for exercise physiology students, with County College of Morris as the lowest, reported at only $4,290/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edison|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||5.0 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||5.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||7.4 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||12.2 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||16.2 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||18.9 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||20.5 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||20.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||24.6 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||25.3 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||26.4 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||26.5 miles|