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Demand for Massage Therapists Keeps Pace with National Trends in Illinois
Posted Monday, Mar 3, 2014 by Allen B. Ury
The job market for massage therapists in Illinois is about equal to the demand nationwide. In Illinois, job openings for trained massage therapists is projected to rise 19 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic and Information Analysis Division. Over the same 10-year-period, demand for massage therapists throughout the United States is projected to increase 20 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.*
If you would like to take advantage of this growing demand for therapists to work in massage salons, hotels, resorts and health clinics in Illinois, consider Massage Therapy career training at Everest College in Bedford Park.
Everest is one of America’s leading schools for massage therapy career training. At the Bedford Park campus, you can get the knowledge, skills and experience you need to compete for entry-level massage therapist positions throughout the Chicago area.
Topics you’ll have an opportunity to study include:
- Business and Ethics
- Swedish Massage, Pre-Natal, Post-Natal and Infant, and Elder/Geriatric Massage
- Eastern Theory and Practice
- Energy and Non-Traditional Therapies, Wellness and CPR
- Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Pin and Stretch
- Neuromuscular/Trigger Point and Muscle Energy Techniques
- Clinical and Sports Massage
- Health and Wellness
Your classes will be small, so you can get the personal attention and instruction you may need. You’ll get plenty of hands-on practice in a variety of popular massage techniques. The accelerated program allows you to get through school and be ready for work in less than a year.
Upon graduation, Everest’s Career Services staff can help put your new education and training to work. Career Services professionals can help you write a winning resume, rehearse interviewing techniques and even set up interviews with local employers.
Everest currently has corporate partnership agreements with a number of leading massage studio chains, including Massage Envy and Elements Therapeutic Massage. These companies help Everest design its curriculum so what you’ll learn will be current and relevant. And these companies often look to Everest first when looking for new employment candidates.
About the Bedford Park Campus
Everest’s Bedford Park campus is in southwestern Cook County at 7414 South Cicero Avenue in Bedford Park, Illinois (60629). In addition to its Massage Therapy program, the campus also offers Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, and Pharmacy Technician career education programs, All can be completed in less than one year.
For more information on Everest’s Massage Therapy career training program in Bedford Park, contact Everest today!
Financial information is available for those who qualify.