Plainfield, NJ (population: 45,854) has ninety-six massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Post University, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 8,082. It is the 703rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Connecticut (#1 is Wesleyan University).
Massage Therapy students from Plainfield 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.
Plainfield lies in Union county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary.
Of the 96 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Plainfield, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($40,716/yr) for massage therapy students, with A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc. as the lowest, reported at only $4,758/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Plainfield|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||9.1 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||10.5 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.2 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||13.1 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||14.4 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||19.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||22.1 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||23.6 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||24.6 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||25.3 miles|