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Massage Therapy Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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Massage Therapy Program

The massage therapist program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for a career in massage therapy in hospitals and wellness centers, nursing homes, health clubs and fitness centers, cruise ships, and spas or resorts. The program focuses on providing relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Program courses include: Western (Swedish) massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, safety, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer massage therapy program.

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Students Enrolled in the Massage Therapy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. CPTC has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate41
    Associate's Degree7

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male5
    Female43

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian1
    Black2
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
    White36
    Unknown8

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Massage Therapy program at Clover Park Technical College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Massage Therapists

  • Description:

    Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, massage therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 20.1% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,490
      • Average Hourly Rate: $26.99
      • Average Annual Salary: $56,140
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 270
      • Average Hourly Rate: $26.19
      • Average Annual Salary: $54,480

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Massage Therapy Programs in Washington

Massage Therapy programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
Type: Community College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Massage Therapy (C,A)
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Massage Therapy (C,A)
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Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA
Type: Community College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Massage Therapy (C,A)
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Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, WA
Type: Community College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Massage Therapy (C,A)