Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has five massage therapy schools within its city limits. Regency Beauty Institute-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 128. It is the 3109th highest ranked school in the USA and the 92nd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Massage Therapy students from Kansas City 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.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary.
Of the 5 massage therapy schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Regency Beauty Institute-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($26,436/yr) for massage therapy students, with Pinnacle Career Institute as the lowest, reported at only $16,054/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|