Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two massage therapy schools within its city limits. Manchester Beauty College, the highest ranked school in the city with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 115. It is the 3592nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 345th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Massage Therapy students from Fresno 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.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary.
Of the 2 massage therapy schools in Fresno, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Galen College of Medical and Dental Assistants comes out as the most expensive ($20,610/yr) for massage therapy students, with Manchester Beauty College as the lowest, reported at only $17,498/yr.
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