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Why You Should Consider Massage Therapy School

Posted on: December 7, 2006

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, or just want a career with flexible hours, you should definitely consider becoming a Massage Therapist.

Massage Therapists can work in a variety of health care facilities; this includes: massage clinics, chiropractic offices, health clubs, spas, resorts, or in private practice.

Many Massage Therapists enjoy their work because they help others feel better. It’s also a satisfying career field because many Massage Therapists have flexibility to work their own hours. And they’re typically working in very relaxing environments, which means far less stress than a typical job.

Massage Therapy Schools Train Students in Under a Year
Most massage therapy colleges and schools can train students in less than a year. Every school is different, but a typical full-time student can graduate in 9 to 11 months (depending on the school).

Massage Therapy Schools Typically Offer Flexible Schedules
Another reason to consider a massage therapy school is because most offer flexible schedules. This means you can opt to take classes in the evening or during the day. This means you can still work full-time while attending massage therapy school.

Massage Therapy School Graduates Have Exciting Job Growth Opportunities
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of massage therapists is expected to increase faster than average (18 to 26 percent) from 2004 to 2014.*

Find a Massage Therapy school near you.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Massage Therapy. These are nationwide statistics and may not reflect your local market.


Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

*Programs vary by campus.


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