How do you cover so much material in 600 hours when many other schools take longer?

Our small classes and individual attention allow us to effectively cover the material in a shorter time period. Additionally, unlike many other schools, student clinic hours are booked on your schedule, so you can carry your clinical clients with you to your future practice.

What is the average income for a massage therapist?

Most therapists charge between $50 and $150 per hour depending on the type of practice they choose to have. You can expect to treat four to six clients in one-hour sessions per day. The maximum number of clients should be limited to 25 to 30 hours per week.

What is the typical work schedule for a licensed massage therapist?

Some therapists choose to have a five-day workweek. Others will choose this profession because it provides an opportunity to bring in a great monthly income working part-time hours, allowing more time to be spent raising a family or having more free time.

What are some common places to have a practice?

A licensed massage practitioner can work at any of the following places:

  • private practice
  • chiropractic office
  • holistic center
  • spa
  • medical office
  • hospital
  • beauty salon
  • vacation resort
  • cruise ship
  • retirement center
  • massage therapy center
What can I expect my out-of-pocket expenses to be?

We strive to have no "hidden costs" or unexpected expenses for our students. All your books, note packets, and massage supplies are included with tuition.

However, the following expenses are not included:

  • Massage table: You will eventually need to buy a massage table to use at home and in your future practice. You should wait until you are in class for at least a month so you can better know the type of table you want for your budget. Tables cost between $200 and $600.
  • Liability insurance: You will need to buy liability insurance while you are attending school and again once you are a licensed professional. Student liability insurance costs around $45 per year, and professional liability insurance costs roughly $200 per year.
How can I take classes while having a full-time job?

The majority of our students work full time. We also know that you have a life outside of school and work, so we've structured our class schedule so each course only meets once per week. If you have to take a sick day to care for yourself or a loved one or if you have a vacation planned, you don't have to worry about missing a full week of multiple classes.

How do I apply for financial aid or scholarships?

Throughout the calendar year, we have several scholarships available that can be awarded as needed.

Financial support is also available through the Washington State Employment Security Program and the Labor & Industry Retraining Program.

However, we do not accept Federal Financial Aid, such as Title IV or grants.

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