Each year, an average of 33 students graduate from acupuncture schools in Washington State. If you too are interested in studying acupuncture, Washington State has 2 acupuncture schools from which you can choose.
Bastyr University is the largest acupuncture school in the state of Washington, based on number of students. It is located in Kenmore. Approximately 21 students graduated with a acupuncture degree from Bastyr University in 2009, which was 64% of the total state acupuncture graduates for that year.
A majority of acupuncture graduates choose to work as acupuncturists. If after graduation, you are planning on working in Washington State, it is important to know that the job outlook for acupuncture graduates in the state is good. Approximately 590 acupuncturists are currently working in Washington State. And the government projects that this number will increase by 14%, or to 680 acupuncturists by the year 2018.
If you work as an acupuncturist in Washington State, your yearly salary can range from less than $18,240 to more than $47,725. Acupuncturists in Washington State earn a median yearly salary of $32,745.