California Massage Therapy Schools and Training Programs

Career Information for Massage Therapists in California

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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

Schools for Massage Therapists in California are listed below.

Selected Massage Therapy Schools in California

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Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

  • Programs: Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Program, Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
  • Degrees: Certificate
National Holistic Institute
Emeryville, Petaluma, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Studio City

At National Holistic Institute, our history and network of relationships in the field continue to help our graduates succeed. With campuses across California, we offer a comprehensive massage therapy training program that prepares our graduates for a successful career in massage therapy. Whether you are looking to start your career or take it to the next level, NHI has a program for you.

  • Programs: Massage Therapy/Therapist
  • Degrees: Diploma
Mayfield College
Cathedral City

Give your career a boost with an education from Mayfield College.

  • Programs: Massage Therapy
  • Degrees: Certificate

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Rehabilitation Sciences (Certificate) - Online, Rehabilitation Sciences (Master of Science) - Online
  • Degrees: Certificate, Master

Start your career with training from Blake Austin College - Beauty Academy.

  • Programs: Massage Therapy, Esthetician / Massage Therapy
  • Degrees: Certificate
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More California Massage Therapy Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Advanced College South Gate Associate 103
Antelope Valley Medical College Lancaster Associate 834
De Anza College Cupertino Associate 24,115
Fullerton College Fullerton Associate 20,719
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Associate 9,238
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine San Diego San Diego Doctorate 515
West Valley College 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, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 0 $33360 0
Fresno 50 $31540 0.21
Chico 0 $27950 0
Oxnard 110 $34620 0.58
Thousand Oaks 110 $34620 0.58
Ventura 110 $34620 0.58
Redding 40 $56650 0.9
Riverside 1460 $35530 1.66
San Bernardino 1460 $35530 1.66
Ontario 1460 $35530 1.66
Sacramento 940 $35170 1.61
Roseville 940 $35170 1.61
Arden 940 $35170 1.61
Arcade 940 $35170 1.61
Salinas 190 $43330 1.78
Los Angeles 5380 $40420 1.43
Long Beach 5380 $40420 1.43
Anaheim 5380 $40420 1.43
Napa 430 $43570 9.16
San Diego 1470 $36870 1.63
Carlsbad 1470 $36870 1.63
Santa Cruz 90 $65490 1.47
Watsonville 90 $65490 1.47
Santa Maria 300 $44000 2.46
Santa Barbara 300 $44000 2.46
Santa Rosa 460 $55440 3.68
San Francisco 2470 $41660 1.69
Oakland 2470 $41660 1.69
Hayward 2470 $41660 1.69
San Jose 440 $52490 0.65
Sunnyvale 440 $52490 0.65
Santa Clara 440 $52490 0.65
Vallejo 0 $37700 0
Fairfield 0 $37700 0
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