As part of your career training, the Wellness Program offers:
- Technical skills in massage therapy
- Business skills to enhance your career
- New exciting career paths
- Information about health care choices
- Personal growth and self-enrichment
- Understanding of natural healing arts
Where can I work as a Massage Therapist?
- Self-employed private practice
- Health and wellness centers
- Hotels and resorts
- Physical therapy centers
- Rehabilitation clinics and hospitals
- Sports organizations
- Cruise ships
According to the 2006-2007 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau, employment opportunities for Massage Therapists will increase by 23%, much faster than average, from 2012 to 2022. Many factors contribute to the high demand for massage therapists: the increasing acceptance of massage therapy as a medical tool and the broader understanding of alternative medical practices. Younger Americans appreciate the effectiveness of massage at reducing stress through relaxation and older Americans experience the therapeutic benefits and the contribution of massage to overall health. Furthermore, medical providers and insurance companies will now recommend and cover the costs of massage therapy as part of prevention and treatment of injuries and pain.