Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has one sports medicine school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas Medical Branch has a total student population of 2,430. It is the 6260th highest ranked school in the USA and the 357th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about sports medicine programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of sports medicine professors at The University of Texas Medical Branch such as Hal Hawkins.
Sports Medicine students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 2,220 employed physical therapists earning an average salary of $80,110. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $144,170/yr and there are 4,230 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 1.651 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0.868/1000 are held by physical therapists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas Medical Branch ends up costing a student $/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|