Brevard, NC has twenty-three massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 156. It is the 1837th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Massage Therapy students from Brevard 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.
Brevard lies in Transylvania county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary.
Of the 23 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Brevard, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carolina Academy of Cosmetic Art & Science comes out as the most expensive ($27,820/yr) for massage therapy students, with Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville as the lowest, reported at only $3,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brevard|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||56.7 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||80.5 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||98.6 miles|