Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has four exercise physiology schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 5,576. It is the 28th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Texas.
Exercise Physiology students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 190 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $115,530. Physical therapists in this area earn $80,110/yr and there are 2,220 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.868 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by physical therapists, and 0.074/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 4 exercise physiology schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rice University comes out as the most expensive ($18,005/yr) for exercise physiology students, with University of Houston as the lowest, reported at only $10,281/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|