There are schools offering massage therapy programs in Illinois!
Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Illinois
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Each year, roughly 0.4% of Illinois students graduate with certificates in massage therapy. That means an estimated 1,338 massage therapists graduate from Illinois' 42 massage therapy schools each year.
La James International College, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a massage therapy program. It is located in East Moline. In 2010, no students graduated from La James International College's massage therapy program.
The second-ranked school in Illinois with a massage therapy program is Alvareitas College of Cosmetology, which is located in Godfrey. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. 8 students graduated with certificate in massage therapy from Alvareitas College of Cosmetology in 2010.
Everest College-Burr Ridge, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Hinsdale. 53 students graduated with certificate in massage therapy from Everest College-Burr Ridge in 2010. Students at Everest College-Burr Ridge paid $0 per year in tuition fees.
If you choose to attend a Illinois massage therapy school, average tuition will be $3,814 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,352 per year to $20,980 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois massage therapy schools were charged at the following schools:
- Northwestern College - located in Chicago, students are charged $20,980 per year
- Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus - located in Bridgeview, students are charged $20,900 per year
- Sanford-Brown College - located in Collinsville, students are charged $16,321 per year
The massage therapy schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year
- Illinois Valley Community College - located in Oglesby, students are charged $2,434 per year
- John A Logan College - located in Carterville, students are charged $2,520 per year
A massage therapy certificate from an Illinois school... what next?
A large number of Illinois massage therapy graduates become massage therapists. 2,720 massage therapists were working in Illinois in 2010. The largest populations of Illinois massage therapists are working in the following counties:
- Cook County - 1,810 massage therapists
- Lake County - 220 massage therapists
- Marshall County - 40 massage therapists
The government projects that the number of massage therapists in Illinois will grow by 21%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,800 massage therapists working in Illinois.
On average, a massage therapist earns a salary of $35,260 per year in Illinois state. However, this number is only an average. massage therapists in Illinois had varying salaries from $16,620 to $72,660 per year in 2010. On average a massage therapist earns the most in the following Illinois counties:
- Menard County - $40,690 per year
- Lake County - $39,940 per year
- Marshall County - $38,920 per year
A massage therapist in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:
- Bureau County - $25,010 per year
- Boone County - $29,000 per year
- Cook County - $35,510 per year
For more data regarding a career in massage therapy in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as hospitality or sports medicine, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Massage Therapy in Illinois
- Certificate in Massage Therapy in Illinois
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Featured Online Schools
|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|6,121 miles from location||Universal Spa Training Academy||Downers Grove||IL||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|6,201 miles from location||Midwest Technical Institute||East Peoria||IL||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|6,125 miles from location||College of DuPage||Glen Ellyn||IL||13.8242||n/a||27,083|
|6,123 miles from location||College of Lake County||Grayslake||IL||13.4699||n/a||18,092|
|6,113 miles from location||Moraine Valley Community College||Palos Hills||IL||13.4837||n/a||17,774|
|6,221 miles from location||Southwestern Illinois College||Belleville||IL||13.7244||n/a||14,440|
|6,200 miles from location||Illinois Central College||Peoria||IL||15.7341||n/a||13,049|
|6,146 miles from location||Waubonsee Community College||Sugar Grove||IL||14.036||n/a||10,532|
|6,134 miles from location||Parkland College||Champaign||IL||15.5147||n/a||9,633|
|6,175 miles from location||John A Logan College||Carterville||IL||13.1135||n/a||8,568|
|6,235 miles from location||Lewis and Clark Community College||Godfrey||IL||11.0347||n/a||8,179|
|6,138 miles from location||Lake Land College||Mattoon||IL||14.784||n/a||7,945|
|6,102 miles from location||South Suburban College||South Holland||IL||10.1002||n/a||7,279|
|6,248 miles from location||Black Hawk College||Moline||IL||12.4029||n/a||6,267|
|6,165 miles from location||Rend Lake College||Ina||IL||19.4494||n/a||5,871|
|6,181 miles from location||Kaskaskia College||Centralia||IL||17.5689||n/a||5,337|
|6,110 miles from location||Morton College||Cicero||IL||12.3642||n/a||5,290|
|6,167 miles from location||Kishwaukee College||Malta||IL||13.1722||n/a||4,735|
|6,178 miles from location||Illinois Valley Community College||Oglesby||IL||16.1917||n/a||4,529|
|6,139 miles from location||Southeastern Illinois College||Harrisburg||IL||13.8934||n/a||2,941|
|6,174 miles from location||Shawnee Community College||Ullin||IL||14.0648||n/a||2,834|
|6,244 miles from location||Carl Sandburg College||Galesburg||IL||14.1935||n/a||2,661|
|6,103 miles from location||Everest College-Chicago||Chicago||IL||24.5088||100%||1,995|
|6,122 miles from location||Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College||Olney||IL||14.4703||n/a||1,627|
|6,106 miles from location||Everest College-Merrionette Park||Alsip||IL||24.718||100%||1,522|
|6,178 miles from location||Rasmussen College-Illinois||Rockford||IL||11.0663||n/a||1,353|
|6,111 miles from location||Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus||Bridgeview||IL||18.6599||74%||1,195|
|6,110 miles from location||Everest College-Skokie||Skokie||IL||27.5125||100%||1,176|
|6,110 miles from location||Northwestern College||Chicago||IL||14.8452||88%||935|
|6,203 miles from location||Midwest Technical Institute||Springfield||IL||20.1596||n/a||903|
|6,117 miles from location||Everest College-Burr Ridge||Hinsdale||IL||28.3116||100%||865|
|6,122 miles from location||National University of Health Sciences||Lombard||IL||2.25825||n/a||787|
|6,175 miles from location||Rockford Career College||Rockford||IL||19.2314||n/a||752|
|6,103 miles from location||Cortiva Institute-Chicago||Chicago||IL||1.93557||n/a||674|
|6,226 miles from location||Sanford-Brown College||Collinsville||IL||18.1205||n/a||612|
|6,103 miles from location||Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy||Chicago||IL||0.972686||n/a||378|
|6,209 miles from location||University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts||Springfield||IL||23.0458||n/a||223|
|6,104 miles from location||Pacific College of Oriental Medicine||Chicago||IL||2.66998||n/a||214|
|6,109 miles from location||European Massage Therapy School||Skokie||IL||0.624194||n/a||68|
|6,235 miles from location||Alvareitas College of Cosmetology||Godfrey||IL||32.1675||n/a||36|
|6,248 miles from location||La James International College||East Moline||IL||33.6106||n/a||36|
|6,120 miles from location||SOLEX Medical Academy||Wheeling||IL||2.59977||n/a||23|
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Massage Therapists +||2,720||$35,260||43.9%|
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