Massage Therapy in Virginia

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Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Virginia


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Virginia receive massage therapy certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 581 massage therapists graduate from Virginia's 21 massage therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Virginia with a massage therapy program is Avi Career Training, which is located in Great Falls. In 2010, it was ranked 63rd nationwide. In 2010, Avi Career Training graduated no students from its massage therapy program.

The second-ranked school in Virginia that has a massage therapy program is Fortis College. Fortis College, which was ranked 66th in the country in 2010, is located in Richmond. 32 students graduated with certificate in massage therapy from Fortis College in 2010.

Everest College-Chesapeake, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Chesapeake. In 2010, 50 students graduated from Everest College-Chesapeake massage therapy program. Tuition at Everest College-Chesapeake was $11,484 per year.

Cost

Massage therapy schools in Virginia, charge students an average tuition of $10,154 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $27,147 per year, or as little as $2,842 per year. The Virginia massage therapy schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Centura College - located in Virginia Beach, students are charged $27,147 per year
  2. Centura College - located in Newport News, students are charged $27,147 per year
  3. Centura College - located in Richmond, students are charged $27,127 per year

The following Virginia massage therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Dabney S Lancaster Community College - located in Clifton Forge, students are charged $2,842 per year
  2. Patrick Henry Community College - located in Martinsville, students are charged $3,280 per year
  3. Everest College-Newport News - located in Newport News, students are charged $11,160 per year

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

A large number of Virginia massage therapy graduates become massage therapists. In 2010, there were 1,630 massage therapists working in Virginia. In Virginia, the largest numbers of massage therapists work in the following counties:

  1. Chesapeake County - 230 massage therapists
  2. Alleghany County - 80 massage therapists
  3. Albemarle County - 70 massage therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of massage therapists is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,660 massage therapists working in the Virginia then.

Salary

On average, massage therapists earn $46,830 per year. However, Virginia massage therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,390 per year to more than $66,690 per year in 2010. A massage therapist in the following Virginia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Alleghany County - $43,900 per year
  2. Chesapeake County - $41,240 per year
  3. Albemarle County - $39,170 per year

A massage therapist in the following counties in Virginia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Caroline County - $24,110 per year
  2. Harrisonburg County - $34,520 per year
  3. Albemarle County - $39,170 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in massage therapy in Virginia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as hospitality or sports medicine, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Massage Therapy in Virginia
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy in Virginia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,453 miles from location Cayce Reilly School of Massotherapy Virginia Beach VA n/a n/a n/a
5,462 miles from location ECPI College of Technology Virginia Beach VA 25.6141 71% 12,194
5,664 miles from location Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville VA 12.8903 n/a 3,501
5,456 miles from location Centura College Virginia Beach VA 19.6469 n/a 1,639
5,671 miles from location Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge VA 11.527 n/a 1,582
5,465 miles from location Everest College-Chesapeake Chesapeake VA 31.4943 100% 791
5,481 miles from location Everest College-Newport News Newport News VA 29.3702 100% 699
5,542 miles from location Richmond School of Health and Technology Richmond VA 18.9811 n/a 655
5,634 miles from location Miller-Motte Technical College Lynchburg VA 24.8928 n/a 468
5,540 miles from location Everest College-McLean McLean VA 24.682 98% 408
5,550 miles from location Heritage Institute-Manassas Manassas VA 22.1731 n/a 382
5,541 miles from location Fortis College Richmond VA 34.1632 83% 357
5,460 miles from location Fortis College Norfolk VA 16.3622 n/a 341
5,543 miles from location Centura College Richmond VA 16.4443 n/a 290
5,484 miles from location Centura College Newport News VA 19.0468 n/a 250
5,540 miles from location Columbia College Fairfax VA n/a n/a 237
5,464 miles from location Centura College Chesapeake VA 19.6019 n/a 212
5,545 miles from location MedSpa Careers Institute Richmond VA 21.8821 84% 131
5,534 miles from location Centura College Alexandria VA 24.4625 n/a 80
5,600 miles from location Virginia School of Massage Charlottesville VA 23.5861 n/a 58
5,544 miles from location Avi Career Training Great Falls VA 37.4251 n/a 21
 

Curious what studying Massage Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Massage Therapists + 1,630 $46,830 196.4%
 

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