If you think that a massage is something people get to pamper themselves, you're only 31% right. A study by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) found that 69% of massages today are for medical reasons, relaxation, and stress reduction.
According to the AMTA, the massage therapist "applies manual techniques and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client." These techniques include hands-on muscle manipulation as well as adjunctive therapies such as hydrotherapy and reflexology.
Our Massage Therapy school in Chicago and Bridgeview, Illinois combines healthcare-related instruction with business-related topics and general education subjects to provide a well-rounded curriculum to prepare you for success in this fast-growing field.
Massage therapy is a growing profession, and a number of employers are adding massage therapists to their staff, including sports medicine centers, holistic health centers, chiropractic and naprapathic practices, orthopedic clinics, health and fitness centers, spas and physical/occupational therapy departments. Massage therapists can also start their own private practice or work in a hospital.
The Massage Therapy program is designed to prepare you for potential employment in the following: (the occupation listed contains a link to information on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website).
The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) coding scheme was developed in 1980 by the National Center for Education Statistics to facilitate the organization, collection, and reporting of fields of study and program completions. The CIP titles and program descriptions are intended to be generic categories into which program completions data can be placed, not exact duplicates of a specific major or field of study titles used by individual institutions. The college is required to list the following occupations (by name and Standard Occupational Classification—or SOC—code) that the O*NET crosswalk identifies as a representative sample of identified, entry-level occupations for completers of a program with a CIP code. The CIP Code for this program is 51.3501.
Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org.
We are not required by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools or the Illinois Board of Higher Education to report placement rates.
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