Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has two sports medicine schools within its city limits. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with a sports medicine program, has a total student population of 30,383. It is the 419th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about sports medicine programs in Indianapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of sports medicine professors at Indiana University such as Simon Atkinson, Randy Brutkiewicz, Richard Gunderman, Lisa Harris, Gregory Steele, and Linda Vanscoder.
Sports Medicine students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 1,570 employed physical therapists earning an average salary of $67,710. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $212,330/yr and there are 1,950 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.242 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by physicians and surgeons, and 1.807/1000 are held by physical therapists.
Of the 2 sports medicine schools in Indianapolis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($17,617/yr) for sports medicine students, with Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis as the lowest, reported at only $12,394/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|