If you’re looking for a new career, becoming a massage therapist should be at the top of your list. According to The Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the job outlook for massage therapists is growing at a rate of 22% from years 2014-24 (which is much faster than average). US News lists massage therapy as #5 on the list for Best HealthcCare Support Jobs.
The increasing demand for massage therapists is not the only benefit to getting into the career now. There are several others including the amount of time it takes to get a massage education, the variety of careers available, and the personal reward you get out of working with clients. If you’re interested in learning massage therapy, read on!
How to Learn Massage Therapy
The first step to learning massage therapy is to get an education that can prepare you for a career.
Enrolling in a School
Being enrolled in an accredited school makes a difference. Accreditation shows that the school is reliable, has a qualified staff, and are recognized by employers across the nation.
We are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and we are approved by the New York State Education Department. Because of our accreditation, we are able to offer federally funded financial assistance to those that qualify. Just another perk of being accredited!
How to Get Enrolled: Tour the School
To find out if a school is for you, set a time to explore massage therapy on a your personalized tour! If you’re interested in exploring the career of massage therapy at our school, walk-in tours are available during business hours, but scheduling an appointment can allow for a more in-depth tour. If you book your tour, you will also have the chance to speak with our financial aid department. For more information about recent FAFSA changes, see our blog post on the topic.
To book your tour at one of our campuses, contact our Admissions Director and our Advocate of Possibilities or click here:
How to Get Enrolled: Learn About Financial Aid & Funding
We offer financial aid to those that qualify, as well as scholarships and other forms of funding. Not all schools offer all types of funding, so do your research. If you’re interested in what we offer, contact our financial aid administrators: Selina Boyd (Syracuse campus) email@example.com and Jodi Brodner (Rochester campus) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn With No Boundaries
The next step to learning massage is to go for it. Dive into your program. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, take opportunities, and fail. There is no better way to learn than to learn from mistakes. If you want to become a talented massage therapist, you should dedicate yourself to learning the craft.
Our Licensed Massage Therapist program covers a variety of techniques and modalities. You can learn the science elements in massage therapy including anatomy and physiology, as well as the specific types of massage such as Swedish and sports massage. Massage therapy education is our passion, and we strive to create a curriculum that reflects how much we love the industry.
If you’re looking for a way to learn massage that feels comprehensive, hands on, and professional, look to Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. We believe that we can offer you just that. Want to learn more about why students enroll? Read more here. Ready to apply? Simply fill out our form to get started. We’re looking forward to seeing you here at OSTM.