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Strong Demand for Massage Therapists in Seattle Metro
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by Allen B. Ury
If you are thinking about a massage therapy career and live in the Seattle, Washington, metro area, you’ve chosen the right field. Long-term projections by the Washington State Employment Security Department forecast that massage therapy jobs in Seattle and King counties will grow from 2,508 in 2009 to 3,393 in 2019.* This represents 3.3 percent annual growth, or a 35.3 percent increase over the 10-year period.
As a career field, massage therapy has much to offer. You can often choose to work full or part time. You can choose to work for an employer such as a day spa, resort, rehabilitation facility, etc., or operate as an independent business owner. You’ll have the satisfaction that comes from connecting with people one-on-one and helping them better their lives. And you can get the training you need to start working as a professional massage therapist in just nine months at Everest College in Bremerton.
The Everest Massage Therapy Program
Everest is one of America’s leading career colleges for massage therapy training in Seattle Metro. The school offers an intensive program that combines traditional classroom instruction with hands-on training in a modern workshop setting. Instructors are themselves experienced massage therapists who know the ins and outs of the industry as it exists today. And once you graduate, Everest’s Career Services department can help you transition from school to the workplace with support in everything from resume writing to identifying and contacting local employers.
Currently, Everest has partnerships with two of America’s largest chains of massage day spas: Massage Envy and Elements Massage. Both companies provide Everest with input to ensure the curriculum is relevant to current market demands and also helps graduates take advantage of employment opportunities within their franchised locations.
About the Bremerton Campus
Everest’s Bremerton campus is at 155 Washington Avenue, just one block from the Bremerton-Seattle ferry dock. In addition to the Massage Therapy program, the campus also offers career education programs in Business, Criminal Justice, Dental Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding and Pharmacy Technician.
Get More Information
For more information about Everest’s Massage Therapy career education program, including tuition costs, schedules and financial assistance, contact Everest today.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.everest.edu/disclosures.
*Source: Washington State Employment Security Department: https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/reports-publications/occupational-reports/employment-projections.