Massage Therapy in Oregon

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Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Oregon

Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Oregon receive massage therapy certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 383 massage therapists graduate from Oregon's 8 massage therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon with a massage therapy program is Concorde Career College, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 65th nationwide. no students graduated with a certificate in massage therapy from Concorde Career College in 2010.

Anthem College-Portland, which is located in Beaverton, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a massage therapy program. It received a ranking of 72nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Anthem College-Portland graduated 31 students from its massage therapy program.

Everest Institute-Tigard, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Portland. 99 students graduated with certificate in massage therapy from Everest Institute-Tigard in 2010. Everest Institute-Tigard charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Oregon massage therapy school, average tuition will be $3,150 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,643 per year to $11,023 per year. In 2010, the following Oregon massage therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Pioneer Pacific College - located in Wilsonville, students are charged $11,023 per year
  2. University of Western States - located in Portland, students are charged $8,543 per year
  3. Rogue Community College - located in Grants Pass, students are charged $2,994 per year

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

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
  2. Rogue Community College - located in Grants Pass, students are charged $2,994 per year
  3. University of Western States - located in Portland, students are charged $8,543 per year

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

A large number of Oregon massage therapy graduates become massage therapists. In 2010, there were 1,470 massage therapists working in Oregon. In Oregon, the largest numbers of massage therapists work in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 1,200 massage therapists
  2. Lane County - 160 massage therapists
  3. Clatsop County - 70 massage therapists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 970 massage therapists will be working in Oregon state. This would require the number of massage therapists to grow by 19%.


On average, a massage therapist earns a salary of $46,670 per year in Oregon state. However, Oregon massage therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,710 per year to more than $90,310 per year in 2010. On average a massage therapist earns the most in the following Oregon counties:

  1. Lane County - $62,600 per year
  2. Douglas County - $57,120 per year
  3. Clackamas County - $44,940 per year

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

  1. Deschutes County - $27,150 per year
  2. Marion County - $29,230 per year
  3. Clatsop County - $41,940 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Oregon statistics regarding a career in massage therapy. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Oregon
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,741 miles from location Sage School of Massage & Healing Arts Bend OR n/a n/a n/a
7,743 miles from location Central Oregon Community College Bend OR 12.4455 n/a 6,261
7,883 miles from location Rogue Community College Grants Pass OR 9.24822 n/a 5,441
7,761 miles from location Concorde Career College Portland OR 35.2633 100% 720
7,769 miles from location Anthem College-Portland Beaverton OR 27.5128 n/a 567
7,755 miles from location University of Western States Portland OR 1.43415 n/a 474
7,761 miles from location East West College of the Healing Arts Portland OR 1.12356 n/a 347
7,769 miles from location Everest Institute-Tigard Portland OR 24.8271 100% 329

Curious what studying Massage Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Massage Therapists + 1,470 $46,670 212.8%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are massage therapy related jobs in Oregon