Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has four massage therapy schools within its city limits. Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 30. It is the 2663rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Massage Therapy students from Albuquerque 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.
Albuquerque lies in Bernalillo county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Albuquerque area has 381,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $19.31/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary.
Of the 4 massage therapy schools in Albuquerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute comes out as the most expensive ($15,112/yr) for massage therapy students, with Central New Mexico Community College as the lowest, reported at only $10,387/yr.