There are schools offering massage therapy programs in Florida!
Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Florida
Each year, approximately 0.6% of Florida graduates receive certificates in massage therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 2,823 massage therapists graduate from Florida's 83 massage therapy schools.
The top-ranked school in Florida that has a massage therapy program is Keiser Career College-Jacksonville. Keiser Career College-Jacksonville, which was ranked 55th in the country in 2010, is located in Jacksonville. 57 students graduated with a certificate in massage therapy from Keiser Career College-Jacksonville in 2010. Students at Keiser Career College-Jacksonville paid $14,176 per year in tuition fees.
Acupuncture and Massage College, which was ranked 58th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Florida that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Miami. Tuition at Acupuncture and Massage College was $10,525 per year.
The third-ranked school in Florida that has a massage therapy program is Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale. Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale, which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in Fort Lauderdale. In 2010, Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale graduated 99 students from its massage therapy programs. The tuition rate at Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale was $14,176 per year.
If you choose to attend a Florida massage therapy school, average tuition will be $4,626 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,158 per year to $27,147 per year. In 2010, the following Florida massage therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Centura Institute - located in Orlando, students are charged $27,147 per year
- Everest University-Largo - located in Largo, students are charged $19,104 per year
- Florida Career College - located in Miami, students are charged $16,744 per year
The massage therapy schools in Florida that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Palm Beach State College - located in Lake Worth, students are charged $2,158 per year
- Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year
- Broward College - located in Fort Lauderdale, students are charged $2,272 per year
A massage therapy certificate from a Florida school... what next?
A large number of Florida massage therapy graduates become massage therapists. Florida had 4,970 massage therapists in 2010. The Florida counties with the largest populations of massage therapists are:
- Miami-Dade County - 920 massage therapists
- Lake County - 740 massage therapists
- Hernando County - 630 massage therapists
The government projects that the number of massage therapists in Florida will grow by 8%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 10,700 massage therapists working in Florida.
On average, a massage therapist earns a salary of $36,750 per year in Florida state. However, Florida massage therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,040 per year to more than $101,730 per year in 2010. A massage therapist in the following Florida counties makes the highest salaries on average:
- Gadsden County - $71,480 per year
- Martin County - $48,090 per year
- Bradford County - $46,670 per year
The following counties in Florida have the lowest average salaries for massage therapists:
- DeSoto County - $23,130 per year
- Lee County - $27,210 per year
- Baker County - $31,030 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Florida statistics regarding a career in massage therapy and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as hospitality or sports medicine.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Massage Therapy in Florida
- Certificate in Massage Therapy in Florida
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