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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever started a project but changed your mind or lost
interest half way through? That's okay if you are knitting a scarf
or cleaning out a closet. But if you're starting a massage therapy
career education program, you want to be sure this is the right
school and right career for you. With today's tuition costs, losing
interest before you even graduate can be expensive.
That's why, even though you may be convinced massage therapy is
a career you will love, it's good to be completely sure before you
start. How can you be sure? Here are three important steps:
First: Get a Professional Massage
In fact, if you can afford it, get
several massages over time with a variety of different massage
therapists. Take time to talk with your massage therapists and see
how they like their career. Look around at their work environment.
Imagine yourself in their shoes, doing what they do, with lots of
different people as your clients.
Second: Visit a Massage School
Don't just shop for a massage school
online. It's best to actually visit the campus and see the
facility. What looks good online might not be what you expected
when you show up for your first class. Actually see the classrooms,
the practice area, meet the faculty, and see where you'll
be massaging clients in your internship phase.
Third: Choose a Program with a Trial or Intro
See if you can test out the program
to see if it's for you. National University requires all students
to complete a one-week Introduction to Massage Therapy course
during the very first week of the first trimester. In the intro
course, you'll learn the basics of massage therapy through lecture,
demonstration and hands-on instruction. You must pass the course as
a requirement to continue in the program. This helps you determine
whether massage therapy is the right career choice for you.
National University is still offering its "Summer Soak Up"
tuition incentive for anyone who visits campus before August 31st.
By just visiting, you can earn $500 tuition credit for your first
trimester. Call 1-800-826- 6285 or email email@example.com for more
details or to plan your visit.
Good Morning America news anchor Robin Roberts, will be the
keynote speaker at this years' American Massage Therapy Association
Robin Roberts, a former college athlete and reporter for ESPN,
has shared her own personal journey as a breast cancer survivor
with millions of viewers. More recently, she's shared her struggle
with a bone marrow disease that required her to undergo a bone
Through it all, massage therapy has helped her in her healing
and wellness goals.
Roberts is featured in an interview with Massage Therapy Journal. She
says, "My long-time partner, Amber, graduated from the Swedish
Institute's massage therapy program, earned her associate's degree,
and is now a licensed massage therapist. One could safely assume
that massage therapy plays a pretty important role in our lives!
Together, we are committed to a lifestyle of wellness, healing and
Her video below stresses the healing value of massage therapy
for both athletes and cancer patients.
Why not explore how you can be part of the exciting field of massage therapy, and bring
increased health and wellness to cancer survivors, athletes and
more? Make plans to visit National University of Health Sciences
this summer, where from now through August, your visit will earn
you a tuition credit of $500 for your first trimester during the NUHS Summer Soak Up special.
Statistics from surveys and government data compiled by the
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) show interesting
trends in massage therapy field. Their industry fact sheet
The AMTA data also showed that 52% of clients received their
last massage for medical reasons. Massage therapy is increasingly
part of patient health and wellness care in hospitals and
integrative medical clinics.
Industry trends show that massage therapy is a great career
field for those seeking a rewarding job in health care.
Interestingly, the AMTA data shows that it's also a great choice
for career changers. 82% of massage therapists started practicing
massage therapy as a second career.
National University offers a one-year massage therapy certification
program with convenient evening classes that can start you on
your way to being part of this thriving industry. Find out more at
our upcoming Massage
Therapy Information Night on March 23rd.
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