Edina, MN (population: 45,900) has twenty-nine massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Aveda Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 441. It is the 1187th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Massage Therapy students from Edina 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.
Edina lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary.
Of the 29 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Edina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern Health Sciences University comes out as the most expensive ($35,062/yr) for massage therapy students, with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,981/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edina|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||4.1 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||4.2 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||5.6 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||10.9 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||12.9 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||13.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||15.2 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||15.8 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||16.0 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||21.8 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||24.6 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||49.6 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||59.7 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||60.3 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||68.0 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||91.8 miles|