There are schools offering massage therapy programs in Georgia!
Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Georgia
Around 0.3% of Georgia's graduates graduate from massage therapy certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 840 massage therapists graduate from Georgia's 23 massage therapy schools each year.
Academy of Somatic Healing Arts, which is located in Norcross, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a massage therapy program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 89 students graduated from Academy of Somatic Healing Arts' massage therapy program.
The second-ranked school in Georgia with a massage therapy program is Atlanta School of Massage, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, Atlanta School of Massage graduated 122 students from its massage therapy program.
Everest Institute-Decatur, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a massage therapy program. It is located in Decatur. In 2010, Everest Institute-Decatur graduated 60 students from its massage therapy programs. The tuition rate at Everest Institute-Decatur was $21,609 per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's massage therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,336 per year, though tuition can range from $21,609 per year to $2,268 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia massage therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Everest Institute-Decatur - located in Decatur, students are charged $21,609 per year
- Everest Institute-Marietta - located in Marietta, students are charged $15,414 per year
- American Professional Institute - located in Macon, students are charged $14,653 per year
The following Georgia massage therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Moultrie Technical College - located in White House, students are charged $2,268 per year
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,268 per year
- North Georgia Technical College - located in Clarkesville, students are charged $2,310 per year
A massage therapy certificate from a Georgia school... what next?
The highest percentage of massage therapy graduates in Georgia pursue careers as a massage therapist. 2,020 massage therapists were working in Georgia in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia massage therapists:
- Barrow County - 1,650 massage therapists
- Bryan County - 90 massage therapists
- Bulloch County - 30 massage therapists
The government projects that the number of massage therapists in Georgia will grow by 35%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,690 massage therapists working in Georgia.
On average, a massage therapist earns a salary of $37,930 per year in Georgia state. But, salaries for massage therapists can vary. In 2010, massage therapists made as little as less than $16,160 per year or as much as more than $69,690 per year in Georgia. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for massage therapists:
- Barrow County - $39,830 per year
- Bulloch County - $29,930 per year
- Clarke County - $29,700 per year
A massage therapist in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:
- Floyd County - $25,320 per year
- Bryan County - $26,750 per year
- Clarke County - $29,700 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in massage therapy. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Georgia
- Certificate in Massage Therapy in Georgia
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