Athens, AL has nineteen massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 644. It is the 2006th highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Massage Therapy students from Athens schools who go on to become licensed massage therapists, massage therapists, certified massage therapists, licensed massage practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 55,920 people working as massage therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $39,780.
Athens lies in Limestone county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary.
Of the 19 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Athens, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville comes out as the most expensive ($30,108/yr) for massage therapy students, with Northeast Alabama Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,367/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Athens|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||98.2 miles|