Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has seventeen massage therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Everest College-Fife, the highest ranked school in this group with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 317. It is the 1410th highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Massage Therapy students from Olympia 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.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary.
Of the 17 massage therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Olympia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty comes out as the most expensive ($25,181/yr) for massage therapy students, with Lake Washington Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,186/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|