Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has six massage therapy schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 720. It is the 1149th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Massage Therapy students from Portland 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.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary.
Of the 6 massage therapy schools in Portland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($23,664/yr) for massage therapy students, with University of Western States as the lowest, reported at only $17,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|