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L.A. County Needs 150 New Massage Therapists Every Year
Posted Monday, Oct 28, 2013 by Allen B. Ury
Demand for trained massage therapists remains strong in Los Angeles County. Between now and 2020, the L.A. market will create about 150 new massage therapist positions every year, reports the State of California Employment Development Department.*
Who will train these new massage therapists? Working to fill this demand is Everest College in Reseda. Everest is one of America’s leading schools for massage therapist training, and its Reseda campus regularly graduates dozens of students annually for positions throughout Southern California.
What makes the Everest program so popular? For one, it’s taught by experienced industry professionals. With years of experience in the field, these instructors are able to teach students the skills they’ll need in the real world. Instruction is a balanced program of academic theory and hands-on practice. The curriculum stays current with input from Everest’s corporate partners, which includes well-known companies such as Massage Envy and Elements Massage. Having these employers as partners not only helps ensure Everest students are properly prepared to work, but provides them with an inside track to employment opportunities when they graduate.
Students are able to complete the Massage Therapy program in Reseda in as little as nine months. Once they’ve graduated, they can get additional help from Everest’s Career Services team. Career Services helps student write their resumes, rehearse interviewing techniques and set up appointments with local massage studios, day spas, resorts and other employers.
About the Reseda Campus
Everest College’s Reseda campus is situated at 18040 Sherman Way at the corner of Sherman Way and Lindley Avenue in Reseda, California (91335). Easily accessible from both the Ventura (101) and San Diego (405) freeways, the Everest campus is also on several major bus routes. Convenient to numerous day care centers, restaurants and shopping plazas, Everest College in Reseda offers both day and night classes for the convenience of its working students.
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