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 If you graduate with a Massage Therapy associate's degree you could find employment in several fields or as a private practitioner. Among the classes you will be require to take are these,

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Aromatherapy
  • Anatomy/Body Mechanics
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Spa Treatments
  • Fitness

In most states you will also have to take an examination in order to be certified.

General Outline

In this degree program you will be trained in the theory and practice of helping patients with pain, stress, energy levels, relaxation, and overall health. As you are dealing with people all the time you must have excellent communication abilities. And it is also good to have business acumen, especially if you are establishing a Massage Therapy practice of your own. You can also choose to work in facilities such as, healthcare practices, spas, fitness centers, hotels and cruise ships.

Career Opportunities For Graduates

When you graduate from a Massage Therapy associate's degree program, you will probably find work as a massage therapist. The figures beside each job are the average annual salaries according to Salary.com, www.salary.com, for August 2007. About two thirds of graduates will start a practice of their own, while others will find employment in managerial positions at spas and resorts, and those with degrees will more than likely receive raises in income that correspond with jobs of this type.

Job Market Climate

According to predictions by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) job openings for massage therapists will expand quicker than the average right into 2014. This is a reflection of the overall expansion of the need for holistic health methods.

Required Classes

These are among the classes you will need to take,

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Aromatherapy
  • Anatomy/Body Mechanics
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Spa Treatments
  • Fitness
  • First Aid
  • Customer Service
  • Communication

Skills Gained

When you graduate from a Massage Therapy associate's degree program, you will possess the ability to affect a very positive influence on the physical and emotional health of your clients by making them aware of alternative ways that they can achieve relaxation and experience comfort and general good health.

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