Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has seven massage therapy schools within its city limits. Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology LLC, the highest ranked school in the city with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 216. It is the 1193rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Massage Therapy students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 7 massage therapy schools in Memphis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Memphis comes out as the most expensive ($22,995/yr) for massage therapy students, with Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis as the lowest, reported at only $10,620/yr.