Wichita Falls, TX (population: 103,067) has eight massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 183. It is the 1856th highest ranked school in the USA and the 40th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Massage Therapy students from Wichita Falls 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.
Wichita Falls lies in Wichita county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Wichita Falls area has 57,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.0% unemployment rate, $16.50/hr average worker wage, and a $34,320 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for massage therapy students, with North Central Texas College as the lowest, reported at only $4,633/yr.