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Massage Therapy in Alabama

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Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Alabama

Around 0.1% of Alabama's graduates graduate from massage therapy certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 150 massage therapists graduate from Alabama's 11 massage therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alabama with a massage therapy program is Blue Cliff Career College, which is located in Mobile. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, 24 students graduated from Blue Cliff Career College's massage therapy program.

Virginia College-Birmingham, which was ranked 73rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Birmingham. In 2010, Virginia College-Birmingham graduated 15 students from its massage therapy program. Students at Virginia College-Birmingham paid $16,500 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Alabama that has a massage therapy program is Virginia College-Huntsville. Virginia College-Huntsville, which was ranked 75th in the country in 2010, is located in Huntsville. 13 students graduated with certificate in massage therapy from Virginia College-Huntsville in 2010. The tuition rate at Virginia College-Huntsville was $12,300 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Alabama's massage therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,503 per year, though tuition can range from $16,500 per year to $2,834 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Alabama massage therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Virginia College-Birmingham - located in Birmingham, students are charged $16,500 per year
  2. Virginia College-Huntsville - located in Huntsville, students are charged $12,300 per year
  3. Virginia College-Montgomery - located in Montgomery, students are charged $12,100 per year

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

  1. Southern Union State Community College - located in Wadley, students are charged $2,834 per year
  2. Gadsden State Community College - located in Gadsden, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. Lurleen B Wallace Community College - located in Andalusia, students are charged $3,270 per year

A massage therapy certificate from an Alabama school... what next?

A large number of Alabama massage therapy graduates become massage therapists. If you decide to work as a massage therapist in Alabama, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 150 Alabama massage therapists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Alabama massage therapists:

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of massage therapists in Alabama will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 890 massage therapists working in Alabama.


On average, massage therapists earn $26,400 per year.

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Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in massage therapy and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Alabama
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Massage Therapists 150 $26,400 7.1%

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