Des Moines, IA (population: 200,202) has one music therapy school within its city limits. Drake University has a total student population of 5,653. It is the 1239th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College). To learn more about music therapy programs in Des Moines, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music therapy professors at Drake University such as Aimee Beckmann-Collier, Andrew Classen, Ann Cravero, William Dougherty, Dina Else, and Sean Flanigan.
Music Therapy students from Des Moines 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 Des Moines-West Des Moines area alone, there are 5,310 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average salary of $45,300. Art, drama, and music teachers in this area earn $57,040/yr and there are 110 employed.
Des Moines lies in Polk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Des Moines-West Des Moines area has 322,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Des Moines are held by art, drama, and music teachers, and 17/1000 are held by arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drake University ends up costing a student $23,091/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Des Moines|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||6.8 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||69.4 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||88.8 miles|