Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has three massage therapy schools within its city limits. Mitchells Academy, the highest ranked school in the city 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 Raleigh 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.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary.
Of the 3 massage therapy schools in Raleigh, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Medical Arts School comes out as the most expensive ($18,081/yr) for massage therapy students, with Wake Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $12,759/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|