Milwaukee, WI (population: 606,508) has two music therapy schools within its city limits. Wisconsin Lutheran College, the highest ranked school in the city with a music therapy program, has a total student population of 776. It is the 2070th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison). To learn more about music therapy programs in Milwaukee, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music therapy professors at Wisconsin Lutheran College such as William Braun, and James Nowack.
Music Therapy students from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are 12,050 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average salary of $44,680. Art, drama, and music teachers in this area earn $57,950/yr and there are 690 employed.
Milwaukee lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.847 out of every 1000 jobs in Milwaukee are held by art, drama, and music teachers, and 14.753/1000 are held by arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees.
Of the 2 music therapy schools in Milwaukee, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wisconsin Lutheran College comes out as the most expensive ($17,137/yr) for music therapy students, with Alverno College as the lowest, reported at only $14,774/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Milwaukee|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||4.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||54.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||60.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||67.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||68.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||68.5 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||69.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||71.3 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||73.9 miles|