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Massage Therapy Schools in Polk County

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you enjoy the thought of being able to help people relax from tension and muscle discomfort? If so, Everest University offers training at its Lakeland campus.

The Tampa Bay Area is home to thousands of people who choose careers in every walk of life. But if your goal is to enter the health care field, attending a massage therapy school in Polk County could be what is needed to advance your career.

Everest provides small-size classes where instructors can easily assist students as needed. The environment is hands-on, and you can learn through your own experience. You can enroll at Everest and graduate in less time than you may think. You can also benefit from Everest resources, such as financial assistance (for those who qualify), help writing a cover letter and resume, and support throughout your job-search efforts.

Massage therapists who have just earned their diploma may find entry-level employment in health care venues like doctors' offices, health resorts and businesses that offer massage therapy services.

In 2011, the average entry-level wage for Florida massage therapists was $18,600. Massage therapists earning an average median-range salary level made $35,500. Florida employed 9,840 massage therapists in 2008. Through 2018, the number of employed massage therapists is expected to increase by nine percent to 10,700.*

Massage Therapy Professional Associations

Begin your career by attending a Polk County massage therapy school. Continue to advance your career by joining a professional association. Professional associations are a good way to build a network, learn about new job openings and progress your career through additional education and training.

*Source: CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Everest Campuses

  • Everest University - Lakeland

    995 East Memorial Blvd., Ste. 110
    Lakeland, FL 33801

    Phone: (863) 686-1444
    Fax: (863) 682-1077

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