There are schools offering massage therapy programs in Colorado!
Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Colorado
Each year, roughly 0.5% of Colorado students graduate with certificates in massage therapy. That means an estimated 796 massage therapists graduate from Colorado's 19 massage therapy schools each year.
The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a massage therapy program is Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Boulder College of Massage Therapy, which was ranked 67th in the country in 2010, is located in Boulder. In 2010, Boulder College of Massage Therapy graduated 133 students from its massage therapy program. Boulder College of Massage Therapy charged in-state students $11,020 in tuition fees per year.
Delta Montrose Technical College, which is located in Delta, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a massage therapy program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Delta Montrose Technical College massage therapy program.
Institute of Business and Medical Careers, which is located in Fort Collins, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a massage therapy program. It received a ranking of 72nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Institute of Business and Medical Careers graduated 43 students from its massage therapy programs. Institute of Business and Medical Careers charged in-state students $10,800 in tuition fees per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of Colorado's massage therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,673 per year, though tuition can range from $14,271 per year to $2,506 per year. In 2010, the following Colorado massage therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Everest College-Colorado Springs - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $14,271 per year
- Colorado School of Healing Arts - located in Denver, students are charged $12,966 per year
- Boulder College of Massage Therapy - located in Boulder, students are charged $11,020 per year
The following Colorado massage therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Colorado Northwestern Community College - located in Rangely, students are charged $2,506 per year
- Community College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
- Morgan Community College - located in Fort Morgan, students are charged $2,626 per year
A massage therapy certificate from a Colorado school... what next?
Most people who graduate from massage therapy school in Colorado go on to work as a massage therapist. Colorado had 1,810 massage therapists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Colorado massage therapists:
- Adams County - 720 massage therapists
- El Paso County - 250 massage therapists
- Eagle County - 230 massage therapists
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 5,780 massage therapists will be working in Colorado state. This would require the number of massage therapists to grow by 18%.
On average, massage therapists earn $42,520 per year. However, Colorado massage therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,160 per year to more than $99,890 per year in 2010. On average a massage therapist earns the most in the following Colorado counties:
- Adams County - $43,120 per year
- Mesa County - $42,720 per year
- Eagle County - $37,840 per year
A massage therapist in the following counties in Colorado make the lowest salaries on average:
- Larimer County - $28,630 per year
- Archuleta County - $34,760 per year
- Weld County - $34,920 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado 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 Colorado
- Certificate in Massage Therapy in Colorado
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