Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has four massage therapy schools within its city limits. Everest College-Seattle, the highest ranked school in the city with a massage therapy program, has a total student population of 221. It is the 1493rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Massage Therapy students from Seattle 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.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary.
Of the 4 massage therapy schools in Seattle, 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 Seattle Vocational Institute as the lowest, reported at only $10,604/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|