Sanford, FL (population: 51,795) has five sports medicine schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Central Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports medicine program, has a total student population of 53,401. It is the 71st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about sports medicine programs in Sanford, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of sports medicine professors at University of Central Florida such as Gavin Putzer.
Sports Medicine students from Sanford schools who go on to become sports medicine practitioners, sports trainers, sports doctors, sports physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Physical therapists make on average $76,220 per year and there are about 174,490 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Orlando-Kissimmee area alone, there are 1,170 employed physical therapists earning an average salary of $84,230. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $172,220/yr and there are 2,360 employed.
Sanford lies in Seminole county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee area has 989,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,430 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Sanford are held by physicians and surgeons, and 1/1000 are held by physical therapists.
Of the 5 sports medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Sanford, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Tampa comes out as the most expensive ($21,464/yr) for sports medicine students, with University of Florida as the lowest, reported at only $10,101/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sanford|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||3.1 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||13.6 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||30.9 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||31.0 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||54.1 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||67.2 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||76.4 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||95.3 miles|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||98.6 miles|