Harlingen, TX (population: 66,846) has two massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 474. It is the 2731st highest ranked school in the USA and the 124th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Massage Therapy students from Harlingen 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.
Harlingen lies in Cameron county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Brownsville-Harlingen area has 122,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $14.94/hr average worker wage, and a $31,080 average annual salary.
Of the 2 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Harlingen, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen comes out as the most expensive ($26,568/yr) for massage therapy students, with University of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences as the lowest, reported at only $24,766/yr.
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