Clinton, IA has nine music therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Knox College, the highest ranked school in this group with a music therapy program, has a total student population of 1,407. It is the 154th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University). To learn more about music therapy programs in Clinton, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music therapy professors at Knox College such as Jeremy Day-O'Connell, Sarah Day-O'Connell, Laura Lane, Ashlee Mack, Vicki McCord, and Louise Polay.
Music Therapy students from Clinton schools who go on to become music therapists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, art therapists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 80,790 people working as art, drama, and music teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $68,230. Also, Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees make on average $51,720 per year and there are about 1,745,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,920 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average salary of $31,070. Art, drama, and music teachers in this area earn $63,860/yr and there are 100 employed.
Clinton lies in Clinton county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area has 225,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.20/hr average worker wage, and a $33,700 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.426 out of every 1000 jobs in Clinton are held by art, drama, and music teachers, and 8.518/1000 are held by arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees.
Of the 9 music therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Clinton, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Augustana College comes out as the most expensive ($24,951/yr) for music therapy students, with University of Iowa as the lowest, reported at only $12,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Clinton|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||30.7 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||70.9 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||76.7 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||86.6 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||87.4 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||90.2 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||99.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||99.6 miles|