Massage Therapy Program at Essex County College

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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. Essex County College offers a less than two-year award program in massage therapy.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male2
Female6

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black2
Hispanic1
White1
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Massage Therapy program at Essex County 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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, massage therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 21.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $29.28
    • Average Annual Salary: $60900
  • Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.39
    • Average Annual Salary: $44500

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Fortis Institute in Wayne

Wayne, NJ
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 36 students completed this program

Programs

  • Massage Therapy (C)

Institute for Therapeutic Massage

Hackensack, NJ
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School Details

  • Type: Massage School
  • 80 students completed this program

Programs

  • Massage Therapy (C)
  • Asian Bodywork Therapy (C)
  • Somatic Bodywork (C)

Gentle Healing School of Massage

Cranbury, NJ
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School Details

  • Type: Massage School
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Massage Therapy (C)

Cortiva Institute - New Jersey

Wall, NJ
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School Details

  • Type: Massage School
  • 32 students completed this program

Programs

  • Massage Therapy (C)

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
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STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
25:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
4

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,908