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Massage Therapy in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Minnesota

Around 0.2% of Minnesota's graduates graduate from massage therapy certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 435 massage therapists graduate from Minnesota's 29 massage therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

Aveda Institute, which is located in Minneapolis, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a massage therapy program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. 82 students graduated with a certificate in massage therapy from Aveda Institute in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a massage therapy program is Northwestern Health Sciences University. Northwestern Health Sciences University, which was ranked 71st in the country in 2010, is located in Minneapolis. 0 students graduated with certificate in massage therapy from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2010. The tuition rate at Northwestern Health Sciences University was $14,536 per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a massage therapy program is Minnesota School of Business, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. 8 students graduated with certificate in massage therapy from Minnesota School of Business in 2010. Students at Minnesota School of Business paid $15,660 per year in tuition fees.


Massage therapy schools in Minnesota, charge students an average tuition of $10,116 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $15,785 per year, or as little as $4,608 per year. In 2010, the massage therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Minnesota were:

  1. Duluth Business University - located in Duluth, students are charged $15,785 per year
  2. Minnesota School of Business - Moorhead - located in Moorhead, students are charged $15,660 per year
  3. Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $15,660 per year

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

  1. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  2. Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $4,719 per year
  3. Minnesota State Community and Technical College - located in Fergus Falls, students are charged $5,033 per year

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

The highest percentage of massage therapy graduates in Minnesota pursue careers as a massage therapist. Minnesota had 1,720 massage therapists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Minnesota massage therapists:

  1. Anoka County - 1,460 massage therapists
  2. Brown County - 90 massage therapists
  3. Becker County - 90 massage therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of massage therapists is expected to grow by 22% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,130 massage therapists working in the Minnesota then.


On average, a massage therapist earns a salary of $41,030 per year in Minnesota state. However, Minnesota massage therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,400 per year to more than $72,440 per year in 2010. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for a massage therapist are:

  1. Brown County - $54,340 per year
  2. Anoka County - $41,070 per year
  3. Dodge County - $37,760 per year

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

  1. Becker County - $21,030 per year
  2. Dodge County - $37,760 per year
  3. Anoka County - $41,070 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Massage Therapists 1,720 $41,030 152.9%

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