There are schools offering massage therapy programs in Pennsylvania!
Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Pennsylvania
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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.
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.
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:
- Sanford-Brown Institute - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $23,644 per year
- Penn Commercial Business/Technical School - located in Washington, students are charged $20,600 per year
- 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:
- Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
- Butler County Community College - located in Butler, students are charged $3,120 per year
- 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:
- Bucks County - 590 massage therapists
- Adams County - 90 massage therapists
- Lackawanna County - 90 massage therapists
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.
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:
- York County - $64,630 per year
- Centre County - $51,400 per year
- Berks County - $48,290 per year
The following counties in Pennsylvania have the lowest average salaries for massage therapists:
- Adams County - $29,100 per year
- Bradford County - $29,470 per year
- Lancaster County - $32,300 per year
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)|
|Massage Therapists +||1,400||$45,640||55.6%|
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