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Massage Therapy

Do you have a soothing effect on others? Does health and wellness interest you? If you are a people-person who enjoys helping others relax and relieve tension, why not turn your talent into a career? Fremont College can help you turn your skills into an exciting and rewarding Massage Therapy career in just nine months when you enroll in the massage program.

O1 Career Overview

Are Massage Therapists in Demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Massage Therapist jobs is expected to increase 23% from 2012 to 2022.

Possible career options after Fremont degree

  • Spa Masseuse / Masseur
  • Spa Body Therapist
  • Resort / Cruise Ship Massage Therapist
  • Hotel Massage Therapist
  • Special Event Massage Therapist

How to become a Massage Therapist

  • Complete a postsecondary education program and 500 hours or more of study and experience.
  • Some states require a license or certification after graduating from an approved program before practicing massage.

Important qualities of a Massage Therapist

  • Communication skills

    Massage therapists need to listen carefully to clients in order to understand what they want to achieve through massage sessions.
  • Decision-making skills

    Massage therapists must evaluate each client’s needs and recommend the best treatment on the basis of that person’s needs.
  • Empathy

    Massage therapists must give clients a positive experience, which requires building trust between therapist and client. Making clients feel comfortable is necessary for therapists to expand their client base.
  • Physical stamina

    Massage therapists may give several treatments during a workday and have to stay on their feet throughout massage appointments.
  • Physical strength and dexterity

    Massage therapists must be strong and able to exert pressure through a variety of movements of the arms and hands when manipulating a client’s muscles.

What do Massage Therapist do?

Talk with clients about symptoms, medical history, and desired results

  • Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
  • Manipulate muscles or other soft tissues of the body
  • Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their posture
  • Document client’s condition and progress

Where do Massage Therapist work?

  • Private Offices
  • Spas
  • Hospitals
  • Fitness Centers
  • Clients’ Home or Office

Career outlook of a Massage Therapist*

Projected Employment from 2012 to 2022

Average Annual Salary

Top Paying States

  1. Alaska: $84,120
  2. Vermont: $58,050
  3. Rhode Island: $54,680
  4. Washington: $53,760
  5. Deleware: $51,540
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

O2 Fremont Difference

Fremont College makes it possible to obtain the required practice hours to apply for Massage Therapy Certification in just nine months. Students of our Massage Therapy program encounter numerous opportunities to practice their techniques in the real world by attending sporting events throughout Southern California. Continue reading to learn more about the Fremont difference and how the massage program can prepare you for a rewarding career in less than one year.
    • Accelerated degree program

      Earn a degree in just 15 months and begin working in your field in a little over one year.
    • Flexible scheduling

      Day and evening course schedules to fit your life.
    • Student collaboration

      Students work together to complete assignments.
    • Career services

      Assistance with career advice and resources to help graduates find a job in their field.
    • In-Depth anatomy instruction

      Students not only learn a wide range of massage techniques, they also receive in-depth anatomy and physiology training
    • Small class sizes

      Allows for one-on-one interaction with instructors.
    • Peer tutoring

      Receive one-on-one help from a peer tutor at no cost.
    • Access to modern equipment

      The Massage Therapy program offers the latest resources, including high-tech massage tables and supplies.
    • Mentoring from expert instructors

      Industry skills and work experience enhance the classroom learning experience.
    • Training in modern computer classrooms

      Simulate real work experiences with hands-on training.

Essential courses

  • Wellness Core Classes
  • Massage Therapy Techniques
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Systems of Control
  • Swedish Massage Techniques
  • Somatic Tissues and Biomechanics
  • Deep Tissue & Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Sports & Specialized Massage
  • Eastern Theory & Practice
  • Theraputic Exercise & Procedures

O3 Admissions and Aids

Fremont takes the stress out of enrolling in college by working with you every step of the way to determine your career goals and help you find a way to pay for school. If you have concerns that you won't be able to afford college, our financial aid team will help you apply for grants and student loans to fund your education. We are committed to making sure that nothing stands in the way of obtaining the career you have always wanted.
  • Admissions

    Our trained team of admissions representatives will help you understand yourself, visualize your dreams, and map your career. During your informational meeting, we will help you find the associate's degree or bachelor's degree program that best fits your interests. We will also take you on a tour of the school, show you our unique learning methodology, Professional Action Learning (PAL), and discuss how easy it is to apply for financial aid. You will also discover how you can complete your education training in 15 months or less and, most importantly, which job opportunities exist for Fremont College graduates.
  • Tuition

    There are various options when it comes to paying for school. Grants, loans, education benefits for veterans, and payment plans make college affordable. Our trained financial aid team can help you apply for financial aid and will assist you through the entire process.
  • Gainful Employment

    View our Gainful Employment Disclosure that contains employment statistics for Fremont College graduates.

O4 Fremont Graduates

Your time at Fremont doesn't end at graduation. Alumni are invited back for workshops, networking mixers, and other events that provide an opportunity for career enhancement. Fremont alumni also receive career planning assistance from our career services team and have access to numerous resources to help them achieve their career goals. In addition, our employer network consists of well-known companies that have been employing our graduates for years. We have numerous graduate success stories to prove that earning a degree at Fremont College is a wise investment in your future.
  • Meet Our Graduates

    “The thing I loved most about Fremont was the diversity. I’ve made some friends at Fremont that I hope will be lifelong friendships. They helped me finish and graduate from Fremont College.” - Brenda Gutrick, 2011 Massage Therapy graduate
  • Employer Network

    • Equinox
    • Los Angeles Sparks
    • Massage Envy
    • Cedars Sinai
    • Burke Williams Spa
    • Glen Ivy Spa