Mesquite, TX (population: 134,509) has seven exercise physiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Exercise Physiology students from Mesquite 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 260 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $95,520. Physical therapists in this area earn $82,470/yr and there are 2,030 employed.
Mesquite lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.989 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesquite are held by physical therapists, and 0.125/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 7 exercise physiology schools with a 100-mile radius of Mesquite, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr) for exercise physiology students, with The University of Texas at Tyler as the lowest, reported at only $8,727/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesquite|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||25.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||33.7 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||36.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||42.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||43.1 miles|