MTI's Massage Therapy Program
Are you interested in a hands-on career that allows you to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others, such as helping reduce their stress and tension? MTI’s Massage Therapy Program prepares you to work in a variety of working environments, giving you the skills and experience you need to pursue a career as a professional massage therapist. With employment opportunities expected to grow 32% (that’s much faster than the national average of 8%) through 2030, now is a great time to earn your massage therapy training at MTI!
Massage Therapy Program Overview
Are you interested in becoming a massage therapist? Here’s what you can expect when you attend Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) for your massage therapist training:
Hands-On Massage Therapist Training
Basic Movement | Medical Terminology | Massage Fundamentals | Preparatory Massage | Practical Review
The massage therapy instructors at MTI bring real-world experience to the classroom, providing hands-on instruction and one-on-one interaction to help you develop essential massage therapist skills.
In MTI’s massage therapy program, you’ll learn:
- Basic Pathology
- Clinical/Swedish Massage Practices
- Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology
- Nutrition & Diet Therapy
- Ethics & Business Practices
- Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) Review
*Massage therapy classes can be taken in any order; however, a practical review will always be taken last by the student.
What Makes the Massage Therapy Program at MTI Different?
Receive hands-on training in labs that simulate real working environments
Earn your massage therapy diploma in just 9 months
All MTI massage therapy instructors have real-world medical experience
Small class sizes and no general education courses required
Lifetime job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
Financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to students who qualify
Flexible class schedules are available
Quick Facts: Massage Academies & Massage Training Programs
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body.” Massage therapists work hands-on with their patients in order to relieve pain, promote healing from injuries, improve overall circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in general wellness.
For additional information on this skilled trade, check out: What is Massage Therapy?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for massage therapists in May 2020 was approximately $43,620. The highest 10 percent of massage therapy workers earned more than $79,150.
Massage therapy students are trained to perform in entry-level positions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that the majority of massage therapists are self-employed or work in personal care services related to their field of study.
Massage therapists are considered to be in high demand for the foreseeable future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists is anticipated to grow by as much as 32% between 2020 and 2030, much faster than average growth for all occupations at 8% overall.
Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.
Massage Therapy Careers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Massage therapists work in an array of settings, such as spas, franchised clinics, physicians’ offices, hotels and fitness centers. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to give a massage.” *www.bls.gov
The Bureau predicts the job outlook for massage therapists will increase by 32% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations (8%). *www.bls.gov
Midwest Technical Institute is proudly accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC) and is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs. For more information about our accreditations and approvals, please visit: https://www.midwesttech.edu/about-us/accreditation/
Midwest Technical Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
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