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How will your acupuncture education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the acupuncture education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. The US has 47 brick and mortar acupuncture schools.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had acupuncture programs were:

  1. University of Bridgeport - located in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  2. Acupuncture and Massage College - located in Miami, Florida
  3. American Institute of Alternative Medicine - located in Columbus, Ohio

Student Demographics

In 2010, 1,414 students earned degrees in acupuncture in the US. Of these students, 34 received certifications in acupuncture, 62 received an undergraduate degree in acupuncture, and 1,318 received a graduate-level degree in acupuncture.

Academics

Students can pursue education in acupuncture at the following levels:

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

The skills and/or knowledge that acupuncture students can expect to gain during the course of their acupuncture education are:

  • Depth Perception
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Pathology
  • Qi Gong
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Cost

In 2010, acupuncture schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $14,741 per year. The following acupuncture schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Bridgeport - located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, students paid $25,465
  2. American Institute of Alternative Medicine - located in Columbus, Ohio, students paid $11,835
  3. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - located in New York, New York, students paid $19,038

The following acupuncture schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - located in San Diego, California, students paid $9,231
  2. Acupuncture and Massage College - located in Miami, Florida, students paid $10,465
  3. New York College of Health Professions - located in Syosset, New York, students paid $10,806

How will your acupuncture job compare?

A large number of acupuncture majors become acupuncturists. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 31,390 acupuncturists. The following states have the largest number of acupuncturists:

  1. Florida - 3,750 Acupuncturists
  2. Maryland - 3,710 Acupuncturists
  3. California - 2,260 Acupuncturists

Projected Growth

The projected growth for acupuncturists is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 23%
  2. Texas - 21%
  3. Oregon - 20%

Salary

On average, an acupuncturist earns a salary of $81,620 per year in the US. However, factors such as education, location, or education can cause the salary for an acupuncturist to vary greatly. An acupuncturist in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,870 per year to more than $155,490 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for an acupuncturist:

  1. South Carolina - $121,120 per year
  2. Maryland - $117,900 per year
  3. Washington DC - $103,140 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for acupuncturists:

  1. Montana - $44,590 per year
  2. Wyoming - $50,900 per year
  3. Indiana - $52,900 per year

 
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So what kind of job can you get after studying
acupuncture?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
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Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 31,390 $81,830 -45.8%