Waukesha, WI (population: 68,355) has fifteen music therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a music therapy program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois. To learn more about music therapy programs in Waukesha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music therapy professors at Northwestern University such as Richard Ashley, Thomas Bauman, Richard Drews, Melissa Foster, Ginny Gorlinksi, and Robert Harris.
Music Therapy students from Waukesha 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.
Waukesha lies in Waukesha 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 Waukesha are held by art, drama, and music teachers, and 14.753/1000 are held by arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees.
Of the 15 music therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Waukesha, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr) for music therapy students, with Moody Bible Institute as the lowest, reported at only $8,450/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waukesha|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||10.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||53.6 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||54.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||63.1 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||65.0 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||65.9 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||66.8 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||70.0 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||70.1 miles|