Eugene, OR (population: 152,842) has five massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Phagans Central Oregon Beauty College, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 122. It is the 1375th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Massage Therapy students from Eugene 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.
Eugene lies in Lane county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Eugene-Springfield area has 141,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.94/hr average worker wage, and a $39,390 average annual salary.
Of the 5 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Eugene, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwest College of Hair Design comes out as the most expensive ($21,260/yr) for massage therapy students, with Central Oregon Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,630/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Eugene|
|Coos Bay||OR||-||1||11.4399||59||72.8 miles|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||93.7 miles|