Vocational
Massage Therapy

The field of massage therapy attracts many students, with flexible hours and an opportunity for self-employment. Massage therapists work with clients to manipulate the soft tissue of the body using touch.

The majority of states in the U.S. require that massage therapists operate with a license or certification, which usually includes formal training and passing an exam. Programs are offered by post-secondary schools and can take a few months or up to two years to complete. Students learn about anatomy and physiology and kinesiology as well as massage techniques and business management skills.

Massage therapists can specialize in any number of different types of massage, from Swedish massage to sports massage. Therapists can work in any number of environments, including in the home, at spas or resorts, in sports medicine facilities, hospitals, nursing homes or even airports!

Massage therapists work by appointment, and will consult with clients prior to treatment. Therapists often use lighting, aromatherapy and massage oils in their work. Hours are flexible and often less than 40 hours per week, and will most likely include travel and set up time.

Schools That Offer This Program:
Career Point College
Crimson Technical College
Blue Cliff College
Blue Cliff College
Medical Career Institute
Medical Career Institute
Strayer University
Strayer University
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Newbridge College
Southern Technical College
Southern Technical College
Trumbull Business College
National College of Business & Technology
National College of Business & Technology
Fortis College
Everglades University
Lincoln College of New England
Lincoln College of New England
Lincoln College of New England
Lincoln College of Technology
Lincoln College of Technology
Lincoln Technical Institute
Lincoln Technical Institute
Nashville Auto-Diesel College
Nashville Auto-Diesel College
Southwestern College
Southwestern College
Lincoln Culinary Institute
Lincoln Culinary Institute
Lincoln College Online
Grantham University
Carrington College
Carrington College
Carrington College California
Carrington College California
Brookline College
Florida Career College
National Massage Therapy Institute
New England Institute of Technology
Computer Systems Institute
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