Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the hands-on treatment of muscles and soft tissues.
They participate in both preventative and rehabilitative health care.
Due to increasing awareness of stress-related illnesses and the value of manual therapies in certain chronic medical conditions, Massage Therapy has grown substantially in the service industry and in health care.
About 12% of the students are male
35% of the students are non-traditional (over the age of 25)
Male Factor – Things to Consider
A diverse number of work settings are available, including sports medicine facilities.
After gaining experience, many massage therapists start their own business.
Prepares You For
The Next Level
National Median Salary
Massage Therapy Certificate
Eligibility to sit for the State Licensure Examination. Prepares you to practice in a variety of settings, including offices or clinics, chiropractors' or doctors' offices, holistic health clinics, health clubs and fitness centers, spas, nursing homes and hospitals, sports medicine facilities, client homes, and with sports teams.
With experience, a massage therapist can become self-employed, either as a sole-proprietor, or employing other massage therapists. Certificate can be used as one of two "Areas of Specialization" required for the A.S. Degree in Multi-Skilled Health Technology.
Massage Therapist $34,900 [BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-13]
Who to contact:
For Curriculum questions, contact Massage Therapy Program Coordinator, Jennie O'Connor, 440-525-7483