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Fast Facts for Massage Therapists in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Napa, Santa Rosa and Salinas
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oakland, Fresno and Stockton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco, San Diego and Santa Ana

Salaries for Massage Therapists in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose, San Francisco and Riverside

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Programs
  • Massage Therapy/Therapist
  • One of the largest massage therapy schools in the nation, leader in massage therapy education for over 30 years.
  • First massage school in California to be nationally accredited.
  • Convenient Morning, Afternoon & Evening Schedules across all 7 campuses, choose the schedule that best fits your lifestyle.
  • NHI offers lifetime career placement assistance and holds partnerships with a variety of employers.
  • Our mission is to help you find work you love. In 2013 & 2014 over 87% of our graduates were working in the field of massage therapy.
Programs
  • Massage Therapy
  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
  • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
  • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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Cathedral City
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Programs
  • Massage Therapy

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

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Palm Springs
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Programs
  • Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Program
  • Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
  • Offers training in various types of massage therapy, physical therapy/sports rehab, and personal fitness training & wellness.
  • Teaches in an environment that promotes learning and encourages empathetic and compassionate therapists.
  • Career service professionals work directly with students from the start of their program, and help them pursue employment in day spas, luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other locations.
  • Students can work in the SOCHI Massage Clinic to gain experience and build their career skills.
  • Financial aid representatives help students develop a personalized financial plan to finance their tuition.
Programs
  • Massage Therapy
  • Esthetician / Massage Therapy
Start your career with training from Blake Austin College - Beauty Academy. We offer programs in cosmetology, massage therapy, and holistic health, plus a combination esthetics/massage program.
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Vacaville
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Programs
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Programs
  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)
  • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
  • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
  • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
  • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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San Diego
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Programs
  • Degree - Respiratory Therapy
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Ontario
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Programs
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!

More California Massage Therapy Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
South Gate
Associate
103
Lancaster
Associate
834
Cupertino
Associate
24,115
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Monterey
Associate
9,238
San Diego
Doctorate
515
Saratoga
Associate
11,210

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Massage Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Massage Therapists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Massage Therapists relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield N/A $33,360
Fresno 50 $31,540
Chico N/A $27,950
Oxnard 110 $34,620
Thousand Oaks 110 $34,620
Ventura 110 $34,620
Redding 40 $56,650
Riverside 1460 $35,530
San Bernardino 1460 $35,530
Ontario 1460 $35,530
Sacramento 940 $35,170
Roseville 940 $35,170
Arden 940 $35,170
Arcade 940 $35,170
Salinas 190 $43,330
Napa 430 $43,570
San Diego 1470 $36,870
Carlsbad 1470 $36,870
Santa Cruz 90 $65,490
Watsonville 90 $65,490
Santa Maria 300 $44,000
Santa Barbara 300 $44,000
Santa Rosa 460 $55,440
San Francisco 2470 $41,660
Oakland 2470 $41,660
Hayward 2470 $41,660
San Jose 440 $52,490
Sunnyvale 440 $52,490
Santa Clara 440 $52,490
Vallejo N/A $37,700
Fairfield N/A $37,700
Los Angeles 5380 $40,420
Long Beach 5380 $40,420
Anaheim 5380 $40,420

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