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Massage Therapist Licensed massage therapists (LMT) use their hands and fingers to treat clients by working on muscles and soft tissues to relieve pain and aid in healing injuries. Their touch can help alleviate stress, improve circulation and promote a general sense of wellbeing for their clients. Where can you work as an LMT? Typically, LMTs find positions in spas, chiropractic offices, pain management centers, other medical facilities and also through self-employment. This 500-hour certificate program (400 classroom hours, 100 clinical hours) encompasses the requirements necessary to obtain licensure as a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in the state of South Carolina. Learn a range of massage techniques, including basic spa and neuromuscular clinical massage. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology, massage law and ethics, kinesiology, and practical application of spa and neuromuscular technique. Students also practice acquired techniques in a hands-on clinical setting. Program Length: Program can be completed in approximately four to six months. Program Cost: Approximately $3,999 not including textbooks, uniforms, supplies and testing fees Requirements: At the time of registration, the student must be 18 years of age or older and provide a copy of a high school diploma or GED. Certification: Upon completion of this program, candidates are eligible to take the national certification examination, MBLEx (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards), and apply for state licensure once receiving a passing score. Is this program right for you? • Are you compassionate and willing to help patients when they are hurt or not feeling their best? • Will you be able to work within strict health and safety guidelines for your own benefit as well as your patients and coworkers? • Can you communicate well in both oral and written formats? • Are you physically and mentally able to handle the duties required of a massage therapist? Call 843.574.6152 to discuss whether you meet the requirements. Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). The median annual wage for massage therapists was $38,040 in May 2015 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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2016-2017 Health Care Career Guide from Trident Technical College  

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development has prepared this informational guide on the various he...

2016-2017 Health Care Career Guide from Trident Technical College  

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development has prepared this informational guide on the various he...

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