Fairfax, VA has thirty massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Avi Career Training, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 21. It is the 955th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Massage Therapy students from Fairfax 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.
Fairfax lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary.
Of the 30 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Fairfax, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr) for massage therapy students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fairfax|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||7.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||16.7 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||18.5 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||20.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||21.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||23.9 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||38.9 miles|