Idaho Falls, ID (population: 56,222) has thirteen music therapy schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Whitman College, the highest ranked school in this group with a music therapy program, has a total student population of 1,515. It is the 77th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus). To learn more about music therapy programs in Idaho Falls, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music therapy professors at Whitman College such as Robert Bode, Ed Dixon, Laural Klein, Susan Pickett, and Lee Thompson.
Music Therapy students from Idaho Falls 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.
Idaho Falls lies in Bonneville county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Idaho Falls area has 49,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,260 average annual salary.
Of the 13 music therapy schools with a 500-mile radius of Idaho Falls, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Whitman College comes out as the most expensive ($27,293/yr) for music therapy students, with Dawson Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,830/yr.