Massage Therapy in Iowa

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Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Iowa


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Iowa graduates receive certificates in massage therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 263 massage therapists graduate from Iowa's 17 massage therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Iowa with a massage therapy program is Capri College, which is located in Dubuque. In 2010, it was ranked 61st nationwide. In 2010, 20 students graduated from Capri College's massage therapy program.

Capri College, which is located in Davenport, is the second-ranked school in Iowa that has a massage therapy program. It received a ranking of 63rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Capri College graduated 19 students from its massage therapy program.

La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology, which was ranked 63rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Iowa that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Mason City. In 2010, La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology graduated 6 students from its massage therapy programs. Students at La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology paid $0 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Iowa massage therapy school, average tuition will be $1,599 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,120 per year to $14,380 per year. In 2010, the massage therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Iowa were:

  1. Bio-Chi Institute of Massage Therapy - located in Sioux City, students are charged $14,380 per year
  2. Iowa Lakes Community College - located in Estherville, students are charged $4,876 per year
  3. Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar - located in Calmar, students are charged $4,800 per year

The massage therapy schools in Iowa that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Indian Hills Community College - located in Ottumwa, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar - located in Calmar, students are charged $4,800 per year
  3. Iowa Lakes Community College - located in Estherville, students are charged $4,876 per year

A massage therapy certificate from an Iowa school... what next?

A large number of Iowa massage therapy graduates become massage therapists. If you decide to work as a massage therapist in Iowa, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 200 Iowa massage therapists as of 2010. In Iowa, the largest numbers of massage therapists work in the following counties:

  1. Scott County - 90 massage therapists
  2. Black Hawk County - 40 massage therapists
  3. Appanoose County - 30 massage therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of massage therapists in Iowa will grow by 17%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 810 massage therapists working in Iowa.

Salary

A massage therapist in Iowa earns $35,620 per year on average. But, salaries for massage therapists can vary. In 2010, massage therapists made as little as less than $16,150 per year or as much as more than $60,520 per year in Iowa. The counties in Iowa with the highest average salary for a massage therapist are:

  1. Black Hawk County - $37,180 per year
  2. Appanoose County - $36,920 per year
  3. Scott County - $32,770 per year

On average, massage therapists earns the least in the following Iowa counties:

  1. Scott County - $32,770 per year
  2. Appanoose County - $36,920 per year
  3. Black Hawk County - $37,180 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Iowa 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.

  • Certificate in Massage Therapy in Iowa

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,319 miles from location Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Calmar IA 15.6927 n/a 5,389
6,350 miles from location Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa IA 19.8417 n/a 5,137
6,468 miles from location Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville IA 21.6657 n/a 3,201
6,313 miles from location Capri College Cedar Rapids IA 33.8226 100% 208
6,253 miles from location Capri College Davenport IA 37.0876 100% 205
6,418 miles from location La James International College Johnston IA 28.4416 n/a 197
6,259 miles from location Capri College Dubuque IA 39.4855 100% 170
6,411 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Ames IA 34.322 n/a 159
6,386 miles from location La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology Mason City IA 35.5364 n/a 130
6,437 miles from location La James International College Fort Dodge IA 29.2724 n/a 128
6,302 miles from location La James International College Iowa City IA 25.542 n/a 113
6,349 miles from location La James International College Cedar Falls IA 30.5397 n/a 97
6,254 miles from location La James International College Davenport IA 29.5001 n/a 76
6,290 miles from location Carlson College of Massage Therapy Anamosa IA 29.3067 n/a 56
6,344 miles from location College of Hair Design Waterloo IA 25.8565 n/a 50
6,552 miles from location Bio-Chi Institute of Massage Therapy Sioux City IA 26.9136 n/a 25
6,331 miles from location Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy Cresco IA 32.7484 n/a 15
 

Curious what studying Massage Therapy gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Iowa

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Massage Therapists + 200 $35,620 5.3%
 

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