Massage Therapy in Texas

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Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Texas


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Texas graduates receive certificates in massage therapy. That means an estimated 1,109 massage therapists graduate from Texas' 19 massage therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

The Academy of Health Care Professions, which was ranked 62nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Houston. In 2010, The Academy of Health Care Professions graduated 58 students from its massage therapy program.

The second-ranked school in Texas that has a massage therapy program is Western Technical College. Western Technical College, which was ranked 63rd in the country in 2010, is located in El Paso. In 2010, Western Technical College graduated 93 students from its massage therapy program.

Texas Health School, which was ranked 63rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Houston. In 2010, Texas Health School graduated 16 students from its massage therapy programs. Tuition at Texas Health School was $0 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Texas' massage therapy schools ranges from $2,102 per year to $1,394 per year. But, the average tuition is $375 per year. In 2010, the massage therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. McLennan Community College - located in Waco, students are charged $2,102 per year
  2. El Paso Community College - located in El Paso, students are charged $1,690 per year
  3. St. Philip's College - located in San Antonio, students are charged $1,562 per year

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

  1. Houston Community College - located in Houston, students are charged $1,394 per year
  2. St. Philip's College - located in San Antonio, students are charged $1,562 per year
  3. El Paso Community College - located in El Paso, students are charged $1,690 per year

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

Most people who graduate from massage therapy school in Texas go on to work as a massage therapist. If you decide to work as a massage therapist in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 4,340 Texas massage therapists as of 2010. The Texas counties with the largest populations of massage therapists are:

  1. Austin County - 1,240 massage therapists
  2. Bastrop County - 840 massage therapists
  3. Atascosa County - 650 massage therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of massage therapists in the state of Texas will grow to 12,090. This would require a 23% growth in the profession.

Salary

A massage therapist in Texas earns $36,630 per year on average. But, salaries for massage therapists can vary. In 2010, massage therapists made as little as less than $16,190 per year or as much as more than $84,380 per year in Texas. A massage therapist in the following Texas counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bastrop County - $44,410 per year
  2. Hidalgo County - $39,690 per year
  3. Collin County - $39,180 per year

The Texas counties with the lowest average salary for massage therapists are:

  1. Crosby County - $25,600 per year
  2. Armstrong County - $30,150 per year
  3. Johnson County - $31,870 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas statistics regarding a career in massage therapy. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as hospitality or sports medicine.

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  • Certificate in Massage Therapy in Texas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Massage Therapists 4,340 $36,630 159.9%
 

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