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Massage Therapy Schools in Iowa

There are 17 schools in the state of Iowa offering massage therapy programs. 263 students graduated with degrees from Iowa massage therapy schools in 2010. 263 of all these students graduated with certificates and these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 237 students graduate from programs in this state in massage therapy per year. 263 students graduated with massage therapy certificates.

17 massage therapy schools are located in this state. Of these, while 14 schools are private, three schools are public. While tuition at a private massage therapy school varies from $12,628 to $19,987, public massage therapy school tuition varies from $3,120 to $4,876.

Average tuition for massage therapy programs is $7,612. The highest tuition for massage therapy programs, which is $19,987 every year, is at the Salon Professional Academy-Ames, while the lowest tuition in Iowa, which is $3,120 each year, is at Indian Hills Community College.

Iowa schools offer certificates and associates degrees for massage therapy students.

Massage Therapy Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 237 students graduate from programs in this state in massage therapy per year. 263 students graduated with massage therapy certificates.

Massage Therapy Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 222
  • Certificate 2007: 149
  • Certificate 2008: 205
  • Certificate 2009: 259
  • Certificate 2010: 263
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 4
  • Associate 2008: 6
  • Associate 2009: 1
  • Associate 2010: 0

Massage Therapy Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in this state offer a total of 18 programs in massage therapy. Of these programs, close to 94.4% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Massage Therapy Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 17
  • Associate: 1

Career Trends

Massage Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Massage Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Massage Therapists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25190
  • 25th Percentile: 28380
  • Median: 33470
  • 75th Percentile: 41070
  • 90th Percentile: 53730

Career Trends

Massage Therapists — Employment Trend

Massage Therapists — Employment Trend

Massage Therapists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32370
  • Median Salary 2007: 28820
  • Median Salary 2008: 30100
  • Median Salary 2009: 30480
  • Median Salary 2010: 33470
  • Total Employed 2006: 180
  • Total Employed 2007: 310
  • Total Employed 2008: 280
  • Total Employed 2009: 290
  • Total Employed 2010: 200

Iowa vs National Massage Therapy Employment

Iowa vs National Massage Therapy Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.333% (200)

Massage Therapy Schools in Iowa

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1. The La James International College - Cedar Falls

6322 University Ave
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 277-2150

The La James International College-Cedar Falls offers one massage therapy program and it is near the heart of downtown. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

2. The La James International College - Iowa City

227 E Market-Brewery Sq
Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 338-3926

The La James International College-Iowa City, which is very close to Iowa City, Iowa, is located in a rural area and it offers one massage therapy program. Overall, 112 students seek degrees in five programs at this school. In terms of enrollment, it ranks tenth in the state of Iowa.

3. The Carlson College of Massage Therapy

11809 Country Rd X28
Anamosa, IA 52205
(319) 462-3402

The Carlson College of Massage Therapy, which is very close to Anamosa, Iowa, is located in a rural setting and it offers one massage therapy program. This vocational school is one of 14 vocational schools in Iowa. This vocational school is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in massage therapy.

4. Capri College - Dubuque

395 Main St
Dubuque, IA 52004-0873
(563) 588-2379x311

Capri College-Dubuque is in the center of Dubuque and it offers one program in massage therapy. This school is the third biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering massage therapy in terms of programs.

5. Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 683-5111

Indian Hills Community College is in Ottumwa, IA and it offers one program in massage therapy. This college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Iowa.

6. The La James International College - Davenport

5205 North Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52806
(563) 441-7900

The La James International College-Davenport is near the center of the city and it offers one program in massage therapy. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

7. The La James International College - Ft Dodge

2419 5th Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-3119

The La James International College-Ft Dodge, which is very close to Fort Dodge, Iowa, is in a rural area and it offers one program in massage therapy. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering massage therapy.

8. The La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology

24 Second St NE
Mason City, IA 50401-3308
(641) 424-2161

The La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology offers one program in massage therapy and it is in Mason City, IA. 105 students pursue degrees in five La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology programs, overall.

9. The Salon Professional Academy - Ames

309 Kitty Hawk Dr.
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 956-3781

The Salon Professional Academy-Ames, which is very close to Ames, Iowa, is in a rural setting and it offers one program in massage therapy. Overall, 115 students seek degrees in four Salon Professional Academy-Ames programs. In terms of enrollment, it ranks ninth in the state of Iowa.

10. The La James International College - Johnston

8805 Chambery Blvd
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 278-2208

The La James International College-Johnston is in the suburbs of Johnston, Iowa and it offers one massage therapy program. Overall, 196 students pursue degrees in five programs at this school.

11. Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar

1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, IA 52132-0400
(563) 562-3263

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar is located in Calmar, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two massage therapy programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in massage therapy by this community college and one degree at the associate's level in massage therapy. This mid-sized college is a public 2-year institution. This college ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

12. Capri College - Davenport

2540 E. 53rd Street
Davenport, IA 52807-3003
(563) 388-6642

Capri College-Davenport is 4.1 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in massage therapy. 200 students pursue degrees in five programs at this school, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering massage therapy.

13. The Bio-Chi Institute of Massage Therapy

1925 Geneva St
Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 252-1157

The Bio-Chi Institute of Massage Therapy, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Sioux City, IA and this school offers one program in massage therapy. This school is a for-profit institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in massage therapy.

14. The College of Hair Design

722 Water St- Ste 201
Waterloo, IA 50703-4734
(319) 232-9995x100

The College of Hair Design offers one program in massage therapy and it is located in the center of Waterloo. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering massage therapy programs.

15. The Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy

806 W Third St
Cresco, IA 52136
(563) 547-3624

The Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy offers one program in massage therapy and it is located in town of Cresco, Iowa. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

16. Capri College - Cedar Rapids

2945 Williams Parkway S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 364-1541

Capri College-Cedar Rapids offers one program in massage therapy and it is near the heart of downtown. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering massage therapy.

17. Iowa Lakes Community College

19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
(712) 362-2601

Iowa Lakes Community College is located in town of Estherville, Iowa and it offers one program in massage therapy. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the eighth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering massage therapy in terms of programs.