Massage Therapy in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Pennsylvania


Each year, approximately 0.4% of Pennsylvania graduates receive certificates in massage therapy. That means an estimated 1,451 massage therapists graduate from Pennsylvania's 29 massage therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, which was ranked 63rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Washington. 12 students graduated with a certificate in massage therapy from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in 2010. Tuition at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was $20,600 per year.

Great Lakes Institute of Technology, which was ranked 65th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Erie. In 2010, Great Lakes Institute of Technology graduated 13 students from its massage therapy program.

South Hills Beauty Academy Inc, which was ranked 65th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Pittsburgh. South Hills Beauty Academy Inc charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Pennsylvania massage therapy school, average tuition will be $5,621 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,720 per year to $23,644 per year. In 2010, the following Pennsylvania massage therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Sanford-Brown Institute - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $23,644 per year
  2. Penn Commercial Business/Technical School - located in Washington, students are charged $20,600 per year
  3. Sanford-Brown Institute - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $20,533 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Pennsylvania massage therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  2. Butler County Community College - located in Butler, students are charged $3,120 per year
  3. Laurel Business Institute - located in Uniontown, students are charged $8,715 per year

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

A large number of Pennsylvania massage therapy graduates become massage therapists. If you decide to work as a massage therapist in Pennsylvania, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,400 Pennsylvania massage therapists as of 2010. The Pennsylvania counties with the largest populations of massage therapists are:

  1. Bucks County - 590 massage therapists
  2. Adams County - 90 massage therapists
  3. Lackawanna County - 90 massage therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of massage therapists in the state of Pennsylvania will grow to 2,800. This would require a 15% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a massage therapist earns a salary of $45,640 per year in Pennsylvania state. However, Pennsylvania massage therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,140 per year to more than $103,420 per year in 2010. The counties in Pennsylvania with the highest average salary for a massage therapist are:

  1. York County - $64,630 per year
  2. Centre County - $51,400 per year
  3. Berks County - $48,290 per year

The following counties in Pennsylvania have the lowest average salaries for massage therapists:

  1. Adams County - $29,100 per year
  2. Bradford County - $29,470 per year
  3. Lancaster County - $32,300 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy in Pennsylvania

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,701 miles from location Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 12.0174 n/a 20,520
5,698 miles from location Butler County Community College Butler PA 10.7461 n/a 4,278
5,506 miles from location McCann School of Business and Technology Pottsville PA 21.2895 n/a 2,707
5,709 miles from location Pittsburgh Technical Institute Oakdale PA 25.6228 65% 2,192
5,720 miles from location Tri-State Business Institute Erie PA 19.98 n/a 1,603
5,451 miles from location Harcum College Bryn Mawr PA 17.9085 82% 1,154
5,470 miles from location Lincoln Technical Institute Allentown PA 22.4522 n/a 894
5,489 miles from location Berks Technical Institute Reading PA 29.7461 99% 872
5,436 miles from location DPT Business School Philadelphia PA 26.8895 75% 777
5,436 miles from location National Massage Therapy Institute Philadelphia PA 21.2723 n/a 772
5,690 miles from location Sanford-Brown Institute Pittsburgh PA 25.8807 n/a 689
5,435 miles from location Lincoln Technical Institute Philadelphia PA 31.0156 100% 619
5,494 miles from location Fortis Institute Kingston PA 32.703 100% 581
5,699 miles from location Sanford-Brown Institute Pittsburgh PA 18.4611 n/a 576
5,710 miles from location Penn Commercial Business/Technical School Washington PA 37.4844 100% 506
5,717 miles from location Great Lakes Institute of Technology Erie PA 35.3055 90% 499
5,451 miles from location Lansdale School of Business North Wales PA 28.6361 n/a 463
5,452 miles from location Anthem Institute-Springfield Springfield PA 21.6475 n/a 363
5,539 miles from location YTI Career Institute Mechanicsburg PA 6.86716 n/a 295
5,681 miles from location Laurel Business Institute Uniontown PA 30.0767 55% 264
5,533 miles from location Keystone Technical Institute Harrisburg PA 14.8165 n/a 250
5,484 miles from location Fortis Institute Scranton PA 28.5934 100% 222
5,455 miles from location Cortiva Institute-Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy King Of Prussia PA 26.9817 n/a 159
5,501 miles from location Lancaster School of Cosmetology Lancaster PA 27.2387 n/a 158
5,688 miles from location Career Training Academy New Kensington PA 30.2592 n/a 110
5,701 miles from location South Hills Beauty Academy Inc Pittsburgh PA 34.6987 n/a 90
5,707 miles from location Career Training Academy Pittsburgh PA 30.6807 n/a 85
5,688 miles from location Career Training Academy Monroeville PA 32.6676 n/a 76
5,718 miles from location DCI Career Institute Monaca PA 27.6215 100% 76
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Massage Therapists + 1,400 $45,640 55.6%
 

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