Massage Therapy in West Virginia

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Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in West Virginia


Around 0.2% of West Virginia's graduates graduate from massage therapy certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 82 massage therapists graduate from West Virginia's 5 massage therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in West Virginia with a massage therapy program is Everest Institute-Cross Lanes, which is located in Charleston. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. In 2010, 34 students graduated from Everest Institute-Cross Lanes' massage therapy program. Everest Institute-Cross Lanes charged in-state students $14,336 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in West Virginia with a massage therapy program is Mountain State School of Massage, which is located in Charleston. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. In 2010, 17 students graduated from Mountain State School of Massage massage therapy program.

The third-ranked school in West Virginia with a massage therapy program is Morgantown Beauty College Inc, which is located in Morgantown. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Morgantown Beauty College Inc massage therapy program. Students at Morgantown Beauty College Inc paid $0 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a West Virginia massage therapy school, average tuition will be $3,438 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,856 per year to $14,336 per year. In 2010, the massage therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in West Virginia were:

  1. Everest Institute-Cross Lanes - located in Charleston, students are charged $14,336 per year
  2. Mountwest Community and Technical College - located in Huntington, students are charged $2,856 per year

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

  1. Mountwest Community and Technical College - located in Huntington, students are charged $2,856 per year
  2. Everest Institute-Cross Lanes - located in Charleston, students are charged $14,336 per year

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

The highest percentage of massage therapy graduates in West Virginia pursue careers as a massage therapist. 210 massage therapists were working in West Virginia in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of West Virginia massage therapists:

  1. Washington County - 50 massage therapists
  2. Boyd County - 50 massage therapists
  3. Boone County

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of massage therapists in West Virginia will grow by 2%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 580 massage therapists working in West Virginia.

Salary

A massage therapist in West Virginia earns $29,800 per year on average. However, West Virginia massage therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,080 per year to more than $29,810 per year in 2010. On average a massage therapist earns the most in the following West Virginia counties:

  1. Washington County - $35,540 per year
  2. Boyd County - $26,790 per year
  3. Boone County - $24,370 per year

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

  1. Boone County - $24,370 per year
  2. Boyd County - $26,790 per year
  3. Washington County - $35,540 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in massage therapy in West 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 West Virginia
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy in West Virginia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,815 miles from location Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington WV 7.27315 n/a 3,118
5,780 miles from location Everest Institute-Cross Lanes Charleston WV 29.2202 100% 550
5,709 miles from location Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy Clarksburg WV 27.138 n/a 79
5,768 miles from location Mountain State School of Massage Charleston WV 27.3516 89% 41
5,691 miles from location Morgantown Beauty College Inc Morgantown WV 27.2294 n/a 27
 

Curious what studying Massage Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Massage Therapists + 210 $29,800 16.7%
 

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