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Therapeutic Massage

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As a professional Therapeutic Massage Therapist, you can make an impact on your clients’ overall health, flexibility, and mobility.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn therapeutic massage skills and techniques used in a clinical setting.
  • Complete a clinical externship in the last quarter of study.
  • Study ethical and business issues encountered by massage therapists.

Graduates will be prepared and eligible to take any nationally recognized certification examination, including the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

As of January 9, 2009, Michigan law allows only a licensed person to practice massage therapy. More information is available online.

This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.

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Career Facts

  • The average wage for Massage Therapists is $40,300.
  • Jobs in this field are growing faster than average. Employment for Massage Therapists is expected to increase 20 percent by 2016.
  • Massage Therapists can specialize in over 80 different types of massage including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure, sports massage, and more.
  • New Massage Therapists should expect to work part-time in spas, hospitals, physical therapy centers, and other businesses until they can build their client base through referrals, networking, or joining a professional association to build contacts.
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