Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has three massage therapy schools within its city limits. Rudy & Kelly Academy of Hair and Nails, the highest ranked school in the city with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 121. It is the 2284th highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Massage Therapy students from Virginia Beach 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.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
Of the 3 massage therapy schools in Virginia Beach, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($36,075/yr) for massage therapy students, with Rudy & Kelly Academy of Hair and Nails as the lowest, reported at only $19,052/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|