Bloomington, MN (population: 81,380) has eleven music therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a music therapy program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota. To learn more about music therapy programs in Bloomington, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music therapy professors at University of Minnesota such as Amanda Albrecht, Lydia Artymiw, Mathhew Bribitzer-Stull, Carey Campbell, Colin Campbell, and Scott Currie.
Music Therapy students from Bloomington 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 29,670 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average salary of $51,710. Art, drama, and music teachers in this area earn $65,070/yr and there are 1,200 employed.
Bloomington lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.691 out of every 1000 jobs in Bloomington are held by art, drama, and music teachers, and 17.150/1000 are held by arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees.
Of the 11 music therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Bloomington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, St. Olaf College comes out as the most expensive ($25,719/yr) for music therapy students, with University of Minnesota-Twin Cities as the lowest, reported at only $14,061/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bloomington|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||7.0 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||8.3 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||8.5 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||9.6 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||13.6 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||13.7 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||17.0 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||19.4 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||20.5 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||23.3 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||24.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||47.7 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||57.5 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||64.8 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||71.5 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||89.8 miles|