When first considering a career in massage therapy, many may
expect their first position to be at a private massage practice or
a salon and spa. But did you know that in multi-disciplinary
chiropractic clinics, many of the specialists besides chiropractors
are massage therapists?
About 43 percent of those specialists are massage
therapists, according to the latest survey conducted by
Chiropractic Economics. The survey also reported that about
half of the treatment modalities provided at clinics is massage
therapy, as well.
In addition to chiropractic clinics, massage therapists can be
found in both hospitals and other health care facilities. This is
because of the many conditions massage therapists can effectively
treat, including low back pain, cancer-related fatigue and pain,
immune system functioning, high blood pressure and post-operative
Health care settings, especially hospitals, can be much a
different environment from massage private practices or salons and
spas. Most health care facilities are more challenging and
intensive, but rewarding too. While patients undergo other health
care treatments, massage therapists may be able to provide a better
experience by giving them relief from pain and/or anxiety.
For those interested in working as a massage therapist in these
health care settings, it's important to build relationships with
the patient's physician or other health care provider. Massage
therapists should work with them collaboratively to ask about
pre-existing conditions and to discuss the effectiveness of massage
Certified massage therapists at National University of Health
Sciences gain a comprehensive understanding of the human anatomy
with the unique opportunity to study in our graduate level
medical cadaver lab. Our integrative medicine health care
clinic also prepares students well for the growing trend toward
integrative care at health care facilities.
To learn more about the massage therapy program
offered at National University call 800-826-6285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
20th annual National Massage Therapy Awareness week Oct.
23 - Oct. 29, massage therapists across the country are
highlighting the benefits of massage therapy and encouraging others
to incorporate massage into their personal wellness plans.
NUHS Massage Therapy faculty are currently celebrating at the AMTA 2016 National Convention in nearby
Milwaukee. On Thursday, Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, LMT, MPH, Ph.D.,
chair of the College of Allied Health Sciences and Distance
Education, will be presenting
new research on massage therapy and pain. She will also be
moderating a panel on massage therapy in the military.
On Friday, NUHS MT students will attend Student Day where they
will be able to connect with potential employers along with
successful practitioners who will share their insights on
networking, marketing and running a business.
previous blog post, I highlighted that the profession is
expected to grow significantly in less than 10 years. According to
the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for massage therapists
is projected to grow 23 percent by 2022, higher than the overall
projected job growth of 10.8 percent.
With over 39.1 million people reported to have received a
massage from July 2014 to July 2015, students are finding that the
massage therapy profession can be a very successful one.
If you're interested in learning more about a career in massage
therapy, explore the National University of Health Science's
massage therapy program at an evening information night from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. on November 16 at the Lombard campus.
At the event you can learn about the curriculum, explore career
opportunities and talk with financial aid representatives. You can
even talk with a graduate of the massage therapy program and get
their perspective that a lot of prospective students find
Click here to
RSVP and learn more.
The health care support field is predicted to be
one of the fastest-growing job segments in the next 10 years
(Bureau of Labor Statstics). U.S. News reviewed the
nation's most in-demand occupations in their annual Best Jobs
report and ranked massage
therapist as #8 in the "Best Health Care Support Jobs" category
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist
employment growth of 23% between 2016 and 2024--higher
than overall projected job growth of 10.8%.
In addition to job growth, the field of massage therapy offers
many avenues to shape your career--from working at spas or fitness
centers to working at hospitals, for sports teams, at integrative
medical clinics, and more.
If you've been considering Massage Therapy as a
career, there's never been a better time to take the step
A perfect opportunity for you to gain insight and learn about
National University's convenient, one-year, evening certification
program is through a Massage Therapy visit event.
When is the Massage Therapy Info Session?
How Do I Register?
*You will also get a $250 tuition
credit toward your first trimester for
attending this event!*
Sign up for
the next Massage Therapy Info Session and take the next step toward
your future career.
You can also schedule an individual tour during the daytime if
that is more convenient for you. Get started by calling
1-800-826-6285 or emailing email@example.com.
Massage therapy job
opportunities are anticipated to grow by 21.6% over the next 8
years. The profession comes in at number 23 out of the 28 top
employment growth fields according to a major online media
MSN's "Money" featured a
recent slideshow highlighting the top 28 fields with the
highest projected employment growth between today and 2024.
The online publication used projections from the U. S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics to determine career rankings.
If you have a high school degree or GED, it can take as little
as one year of convenient evening classes at National University to
earn certification as a massage therapist and be able to take your
state licensing exam. You can then work in your choice of
venues, be it a spa, a sports medicine center, integrative health
care clinics, corporate wellness centers or your own business.
Explore how easy it is to start your career as a massage
therapist by attending National University's next Massage
Therapy Information Night on March 23rd, 2016.
You can also schedule an individual tour during the daytime if that
is more convenient for you. Get started in planning your visit by
One fantastic career
opportunity for massage therapists is to work for a chiropractic
physician. DCs (doctors of chiropractic) love to offer patients the
option of massage therapy as a beneficial addition to their
treatment plan. Having a part-time massage therapist on-site as
part of their practice makes this easy and financially rewarding
for the DC as well as for the massage therapist.
The "Massage Book" blog has a great article called "How to Partner with a
Chiropractor". Many National University massage graduates
choose this option as either the focus of their career, or as a
part-time option in addition to a small practice of their own.
Here are more recommendations from an MT who works in a
If you want to work with DCs or other medical professionals,
there are many advantages in choosing National University for your
massage therapy education:
Preparing you to work in partnership with other medical
professionals is just one way National University gives you a career advantage in massage
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