Massage therapist is among the "8 Blazing Health Care Jobs of 2012," according to a recent article by U.S. News & World Report. The article describes the eight health care-related career fields poised to grow the most over the next decade according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"The 153,700 certified massage therapists who use their healing hands to relax muscle cramps and spasms will see their profession expand 20.1 percent by 2020," states U.S. News & World Report reporter Jessica Harper. "Successful completion of a training program and examination are musts."
Here's U.S. News & World Report's complete list of the "8 Blazing Health Care Jobs of 2012":
- Registered Nurse
- Medical Assistant
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Clinical Laboratory Technician
- Massage Therapist
You can read the entire article, which also details how to enter these fields, here.
Train to Be a Massage Therapist at Everest
If you're interested in a massage therapy career, there's no better place to start than Everest. The Everest family of colleges, universities and institutes offers massage therapy training at most of its nearly 100 campuses throughout the United States. The Massage Therapy program takes less than a year to complete, and you’ll receive intensive hands-on training taught by massage industry professionals. Programs and schedules vary by campus.
Everest has professional partnerships with two of America’s largest day spa franchises, Massage Envy and Elements Massage. Both companies contribute to Everest’s Massage Therapy curriculum to make sure instruction meets current market demands, and they also actively recruit new employees from among Everest’s graduates.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.