Exercise Science Salary in Arkansas - AR
By Candy Eggleton, allied health world contributing writer
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The exercise science salary in Arkansas will vary widely depending on educational level, career choice and job location. Exercise science as a whole has an average income of $51,000 according to January 2011 publication on the job listing/salary aggregator web site, indeed.com. Some average yearly salaries for common careers in the field are as follows: personal trainer or athletic trainers could expect to earn $37,000, an occupational therapist $78,000, an occupational therapist assistant, $60,000, a physical therapist, $80,000 and a physical therapist assistant, $58,000. These figures are all averages for the state as a whole and can vary from region to region within the state.
Arkansas has over 100 major hospitals and medical centers throughout the state where a job hunter might be able to find employment.
In the larger cities some possible employers are the Baptist Health Medical Center with at least eight major locations, three in Little Rock and others in Arkadelphia, Blytheville, Forrest City and more. The North Arkansas Regional Medical Center is located in Harrison and is a full service regional provider. Saint Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Littlerock has 526 beds as well as two other locations in city and a rehabilitation hospital in Sherwood. In Searcy, there is the White County Medical Center North with 220 beds and South with 44 beds. Other good cities to check into are Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Fort Smith and Pine Bluff.