Massage Therapists work directly with people, enhancing wellbeing through skilled
compassionate touch. Combining specific understanding of the role of relaxation
in wellness and integrating specific knowledge of anatomy and physiology, massage
therapists provide a supportive environment for clients of all ages.
People are attracted to the massage therapy profession for the individual client-care
focus, flexible scheduling part-time opportunities, and the potential for self-growth
and life long learning.
The Massage Therapy Certificate Program prepares students to become Massachusetts
state licensed Massage Therapists with the skills and knowledge to provide effective
relaxation and wellness massage therapy. Graduates are prepared to enter various
settings such as spa, franchise clinics, fitness centers, medical/wellness offices,
and on-site for workplaces and client’s homes.
The Massage Therapy certificate program prepares students to become Massachusetts
State Licensed Massage Therapists with the skills and knowledge to provide effective
relaxation and wellness massage. Graduates are prepared to enter the healthcare field
in various settings, including private practice.
Massage Therapy Matriculation Form
“Everyone involved in the BCC massage therapy program is so experienced, knowledgeable
and helpful. You learn something new every day. Not just about massage therapy but
about yourself. I left the program feeling completely prepared to start my new profession. It gave me more confidence as an individual and I look forward going into work now.
Every day is exciting.”
View more at the College Catalog page
JOB GROWTH & WAGES
Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 21% from 2019-2022, much faster
than average for all occupations. In Massachusetts, massage therapists earn a median
wage of $42,820 / year. (U.S. Department of Labor—Bureau of Labor Statistics)
POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
- Licensed Massage Therapist
- Miraval Resort
- Canyon Ranch
- Elle Day Spa
- Lotus Day Spa
About half of massage therapists work part-time.
Self-employed workers 35%
Personal care services 33%
Offices of all other health practitioners 11%
Offices of chiropractors 8%
Accommodation (travel to client homes) 6%
(U.S. Department of Labor—Bureau of Labor Statistics)