Paterson, NJ (population: 145,162) has twenty-seven 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 Paterson 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 New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 360 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $97,150. Physical therapists in this area earn $81,620/yr and there are 7,410 employed.
Paterson lies in Passaic county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.464 out of every 1000 jobs in Paterson are held by physical therapists, and 0.071/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 27 exercise physiology schools with a 100-mile radius of Paterson, only 11 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 Paterson|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||2.3 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||9.8 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||10.7 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.3 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||13.5 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||14.8 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||15.9 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||17.3 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||17.9 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||19.9 miles|