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Becoming a massage therapist can be a great career choice for someone who wants to help others. Our massage therapy program can give you the skills you need to begin this exciting and fascinating career.
Our experienced instructors will work with you in the classroom and the training lab as you master the science behind massage therapy and develop the hands-on techniques employers are looking for. In addition, our program includes an internship segment that allows you to train with actual clients in Platt College’s school-owned massage clinic.
In this massage therapy program, you will learn techniques such as Swedish massage and hydrotherapy along with clinic administration, including patient scheduling with industry standard software.
With the Massage Therapy training from Platt College, you can enter the field with confidence. Upon completion of Platt’s Massage Therapy program, you can be eligible to sit for the certification exam offered through the National Certification Board of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks.
Career growth and a career that can lead to self-employment are two great reasons! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the massage therapy field is expected to grow 22% from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average for all other occupations.
Massage therapists are needed in a variety of health care settings, including personal care services, private offices, chiropractic offices, fitness and recreational sports centers, and even hotels, spas, and resorts. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes and offices to give massages.
As of 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Massage therapists approximately held about 168,800 jobs in 2014. About half of the massage therapists were self-employed in 2014; allowing them to own their own business and to set their work schedules and the number of hours they work each week.
Similar to many professions, massage therapists’ earnings vary. According to the latest survey by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage is $37,180 per year.
Contact us today and we can answer any questions you have about massage therapy training in Oklahoma.
We know that a career decision is important and we are committed to making sure you have all of the information you need to make a career training decision that is right for you.