Acupuncture in California

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Schools Offering Acupuncture Programs in California


Each year, roughly 0.1% of California students graduate with degrees in acupuncture. In other words, every year an estimated 486 acupuncturists graduate from California's 9 acupuncture schools.

Top Schools

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in California that has a acupuncture program. It is located in San Diego. In 2010, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine graduated 68 students from its acupuncture program. Tuition at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine was $9,670 per year.

South Baylo University, which was ranked 99th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in California that has a acupuncture program. It is located in Anaheim. In 2010, South Baylo University graduated 171 students from its acupuncture program.

Southern California University of Health Sciences, which is located in Minneapolis, is the third-largest acupuncture school in California. Tuition at Southern California University of Health Sciences was 12200 per year.

Cost

Acupuncture schools in California, charge students an average tuition of $2,734 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $12,200 per year, or as little as $9,670 per year. The California acupuncture schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Southern California University of Health Sciences - located in Whittier, students are charged $12,200 per year
  2. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - located in San Diego, students are charged $9,670 per year

The following California acupuncture schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - located in San Diego, students are charged $9,670 per year
  2. Southern California University of Health Sciences - located in Whittier, students are charged $12,200 per year

An acupuncture degree from a California school... what next?

Most people who graduate from acupuncture school in California go on to work as an acupuncturist. 2,260 acupuncturists were working in California in 2010. The California counties with the largest populations of acupuncturists are:

  1. Los Angeles County - 770 acupuncturists
  2. Marin County - 260 acupuncturists
  3. San Benito County - 250 acupuncturists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of acupuncturists in California will grow by 16%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,000 acupuncturists working in California.

Salary

On average, an acupuncturist earns a salary of $80,160 per year in California state. However, this number is only an average. acupuncturists in California had varying salaries from $28,540 to $122,370 per year in 2010. The following counties in California have the highest average salaries for acupuncturists:

  1. Stanislaus County - $103,910 per year
  2. San Benito County - $89,260 per year
  3. El Dorado County - $87,780 per year

An acupuncturist in the following counties in California make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Orange County - $59,610 per year
  2. Los Angeles County - $64,250 per year
  3. Riverside County - $71,510 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in acupuncture in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as acupuncture or massage therapy, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Acupuncture in California
  • Master's Degree in Acupuncture in California
  • Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture in California

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,823 miles from location Southern California University SOMA Los Angeles CA n/a n/a n/a
7,810 miles from location South Baylo University Anaheim CA 1.37429 n/a 634
7,786 miles from location Pacific College of Oriental Medicine San Diego CA 26.3684 n/a 507
7,810 miles from location Southern California University of Health Sciences Whittier CA 0.0547431 n/a 458
7,957 miles from location Five Branches University Santa Cruz CA 0.038607 n/a 323
7,949 miles from location Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley Berkeley CA 0.0237858 n/a 199
7,824 miles from location Dongguk University Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 0.0520329 n/a 171
7,950 miles from location University of East-West Medicine Sunnyvale CA 0.020439 n/a 171
7,951 miles from location Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences Oakland CA 0.0144626 n/a 121
 

Curious what studying Acupuncture gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in California

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 2,260 $80,160 22.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are acupuncture related jobs in California