Burlington, NC (population: 53,389) has thirty-three massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mitchells Academy, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 146. It is the 1053rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Massage Therapy students from Burlington 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.
Burlington lies in Alamance county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Burlington area has 57,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.73/hr average worker wage, and a $34,800 average annual salary.
Of the 33 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Burlington, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Empire Beauty School-Concord comes out as the most expensive ($32,052/yr) for massage therapy students, with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest, reported at only $76/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Burlington|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||25.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||31.5 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||44.4 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||92.1 miles|