Maricopa, AZ (population: 53,723) has twenty-six massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Regency Beauty Institute-Tucson, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 131. It is the 740th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Massage Therapy students from Maricopa 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.
Maricopa lies in Pinal county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary.
Of the 26 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Maricopa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Earls Academy of Beauty comes out as the most expensive ($27,864/yr) for massage therapy students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Maricopa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||21.5 miles|