Massage Schools in Washington

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Massage Schools in Washington offering certificate lengths of less than two years:

SchoolCityRecent Annual Graduates
Carrington College-SpokaneSpokane30
Clover Park Technical CollegeLakewood28
Cortiva Institute-SeattleFederal Way9
Cortiva Institute-SeattleSeattle49
Everest College-BremertonBremerton38
Everest College-SeattleSeattle65
Everest College-TacomaTacoma89
Everest College-VancouverVancouver69
Inland Massage InstituteSpokane44
Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyKirkland11
Peninsula CollegePort Angeles
Renton Technical CollegeRenton18
Victoria's Academy of CosmetologyKennewick15
Whatcom Community CollegeBellingham12

Annual Prices (for the school, not necessarily this specific program of study; also, prices vary with student income level)

SchoolAvg. Net PricePrice RangeDaycareWeekendsSome Online
Carrington College-Spokane23,439 - 27,164-YesYes
Clover Park Technical College4,5954,415 - 11,423YesYesYes
Cortiva Institute-Seattle19,026 - 21,839---
Cortiva Institute-Seattle20,077 - 22,782---
Everest College-Bremerton20,650 - 25,662-Yes-
Everest College-Seattle18,958 - 24,078-Yes-
Everest College-Tacoma19,408 - 25,721-Yes-
Everest College-Vancouver20,944 - 25,617-YesYes
Inland Massage Institute25,071-Yes-
Lake Washington Institute of Technology6,0496,049 - 12,394YesYesYes
Peninsula College7,2906,180 - 11,269Yes-Yes
Renton Technical College7,0306,223 - 12,556-YesYes
Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology8,830 - 9,801-Yes-
Whatcom Community College6,7405,275 - 12,200--Yes

Why did people choose their school for this program?Why did people choose their school for this program?

"I checked out numerous other schools for massage therapy locally. I felt that Southeastern was more professional and clinical in nature than any other school I visited. The massage staff has more real world experience in relation to real health conditions. I wanted to be more of a clinical practitioner instead of a spa therapist so that clinical value was important to me."
"It was closest to where I was living and did not want to relocate. Additionally, Lane is a well organized Junior College with good funding and a successful track record."
"I believe this is one of the most recognized schools in this field in Nevada. I have multiple friends who attended this school and were taught the skills they need to pursue a career in this field. All spoke highly of the classes and what they learned. This school also provided me with flexible class times that allowed me to continue working at the job I had at the current time"

What surprised people about the school they chose?What surprised people about the school they chose?

"I was surprised how difficult some courses were for some students. I'd heard rumors about Anatomy and Physiology, but I found the memorization and functionality interesting and not challenging. However, many classmates had to retake the course."
"The staff at Southeastern are quite serious about the massage therapy profession. Although there are light-hearted moments, expect to be a healthcare professional, even as a student."
"I was really surprised at the wide range of people attending the classes. There were people of all ages, many much older than me. I think I had just expected it to be mostly young students."

How do people describe their job hunt?How do people describe their job hunt?

"In the immediate area, Eugene, OR. there were many licensed massage therapists. As a college town, the job market is both competitive and crowded. However, in most other areas of the state there is demand for LMT's and your salary is competitive with work readily available."
"Many massage therapists are self-employed. I worked for a massage referral service immediately upon graduation while building my own clientele. I also worked in a chiropractor's office for awhile. I found that jobs were either a good fit right off the bat or not for me at all. Try to choose a place to work that you feel really good about staff wise and mentality wise. If you don't like the way that they approach massage therapy (too clinical or too spa like for you), then I don't recommend applying there."
"Living in Las Vegas there are plenty of hotels and casino's hiring massage therapists. With my certification and family history in this profession it was actually not hard at all to find a job.I was able to choose myself out of a few potential places to work. This was really great because I do not feel like I had to settle for whoever would hire me."