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Everest College in Hayward Helps Students Prepare for Careers in Massage Therapy
Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by Allen B. Ury
For many individuals who want the flexibility of a part-time job along with good pay and the satisfaction that comes from helping people, the answer is a career in massage therapy. Many professional massage therapists choose to work only part time. Even so, the median wage for massage therapists was more than $16.70 per hour as of 2008, according to O*Net, the Occupational Information Network developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. And massage therapists get the unique satisfaction of helping people feel better and enjoy the heightened well-being through the simple art of touch.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, the school-of-choice for many massage therapy students is Everest College in Hayward. Everest College has a reputation for offering high quality instruction along with intense hands-on training in programs that can be completed in as little as nine months.* Many Bay Area health spas, hotels, resorts, health clubs and rehabilitation clinics look to Everest College in Hayward for entry-level massage therapists to fill their employment needs.
What You’ll Learn
The Massage Therapy career education program at Everest College in Hayward covers a broad spectrum of relevant topics, including:
- 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
Career Assistance Available
In addition to a getting a career-focused education, massage therapy graduates can take advantage of Everest College’s Careers Services department. At the Hayward campus, Career Services specialists help graduates establish their careers by helping them locate local employment opportunities, write winning resumes and even rehearse for job interviews. For Everest graduates, Career Services help is always available, no matter how long they have been out in the workforce.
About the Hayward Campus
Everest College’s Hayward campus is situated at 22336 Main Street in Hayward (94541), adjacent to Levine Hospital, just west of the intersection of Foothill Blvd. (Highway 238) and A Street. The Hayward BART station is situated about one mile west of the campus, just south of A Street. The campus is convenient to many local day care centers, restaurants and shopping opportunities.
Get More Information
For more information on the Massage Therapy career training program at Everest College’s Hayward, Calif., campus, contact Everest College today!
*Massage therapy evening program longer than nine months.