Massage Therapy in Missouri

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Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Missouri


Each year, roughly 0.3% of Missouri students graduate with certificates in massage therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 594 massage therapists graduate from Missouri's 20 massage therapy schools.

Top Schools

Midwest Institute, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, Midwest Institute graduated 6 students from its massage therapy program.

Waynesville Career Center, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Waynesville. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Waynesville Career Center massage therapy program.

The third-ranked school in Missouri with a massage therapy program is Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau, which is located in Cape Girardeau. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. 15 students graduated with certificate in massage therapy from Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau in 2010. Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau charged in-state students $9,500 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Massage therapy schools in Missouri, charge students an average tuition of $5,001 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $15,455 per year, or as little as $9,500 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri massage therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Missouri College - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $15,455 per year
  2. St. Louis College of Health Careers - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $14,885 per year
  3. Pinnacle Career Institute - located in Kansas City, students are charged $13,700 per year

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

  1. Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau - located in Cape Girardeau, students are charged $9,500 per year
  2. Vatterott College - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $10,200 per year
  3. Sanford-Brown College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $10,578 per year

A massage therapy certificate from a Missouri school... what next?

A large number of Missouri massage therapy graduates become massage therapists. 740 massage therapists were working in Missouri in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri massage therapists:

  1. Bond County - 480 massage therapists
  2. Franklin County - 470 massage therapists
  3. Christian County - 90 massage therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of massage therapists in Missouri will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,690 massage therapists working in Missouri.

Salary

A massage therapist in Missouri earns $34,720 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. massage therapists in Missouri had varying salaries from $16,820 to $61,200 per year in 2010. A massage therapist in the following Missouri counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Christian County - $48,040 per year
  2. Franklin County - $39,280 per year
  3. Bond County - $32,140 per year

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

  1. Boone County - $22,550 per year
  2. Bond County - $32,140 per year
  3. Franklin County - $39,280 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Missouri 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 Missouri
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy in Missouri

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Massage Therapists 740 $34,720 42.3%
 

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