Woonsocket, RI (population: 42,967) has sixty 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 Woonsocket 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.
Woonsocket lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary.
Of the 60 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Woonsocket, 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 ($36,090/yr) for massage therapy students, with North Shore Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,134/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Woonsocket|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||9.0 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||15.6 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||28.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||28.4 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||37.0 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||37.2 miles|