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Massage Therapy Program at Essex County College (ECC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 007107
  • Phone: (973) 877-3000

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  • Phone: (973) 877-3100

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  • Phone: (973) 877-3200

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Massage Therapy Program

The massage therapist program at Essex County 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 New Jersey 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. ECC offers a less than two-year award program in massage therapy.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)


Students by Race (2010-2011)


Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Massage Therapy program at ECC, 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
    • Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 610
      • Average Hourly Rate: $16.38
      • Average Annual Salary: $34,080
    • Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 580
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.01
      • Average Annual Salary: $43,690
    • Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 110
      • Average Hourly Rate: $15.36
      • Average Annual Salary: $31,950
    • New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,300
      • Average Hourly Rate: $26.05
      • Average Annual Salary: $54,190

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 New Jersey

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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Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ
Type: Community College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Massage Therapy (C,A)