Joplin, MO (population: 51,126) has one massage therapy school within its city limits. Vatterott College has a total student population of 536. It is the 3207th highest ranked school in the USA and the 96th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Massage Therapy students from Joplin 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.
Joplin lies in Jasper county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Joplin area has 76,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.84/hr average worker wage, and a $32,940 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott College ends up costing a student $15,987/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Joplin|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||53.8 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||61.7 miles|