During this orientation, prospective students can meet instructors and staff members and find out why EMTS’ 15-plus years of operation make it a great institution to learn how to become a successful massage therapist. Other benefits of the school, in addition to the experienced faculty that include several instructors with 30-plus years of experience and several doctors, include small class size, family-like atmosphere, and lots of hands-on learning opportunities that offer the best way to prepare for a career as a massage therapist.
Some of the important topics that will be covered in the orientation include the EMTS curriculum, the importance of learning different massage techniques (including styles taught exclusively at EMTS), the school’s affordable tuition (the lowest in Chicago), applying for financial aid to help pay for school, and how EMTS helps students prepare for the national licensing exam.
Prospective students will also learn about EMTS’ commitment to its student’s success after graduation, including life-long job placement assistance, help with resume development, online job postings on the EMTS website, and advice on the best way to open and run a massage therapy practice.
Considered by US News and World Report magazine to be one of the top careers, massage therapy offers rewarding opportunities for therapists to set their own hours — a typical work week is between 25 and 30 hours. Therapists often earn $28,000 to $34,000 upon graduation, and many EMTS graduates earn more, finding employment in spas, chiropractors’
In addition to working for different companies and medical professionals, many EMTS graduates open their own businesses. Massage therapists that operate their own practice frequently make $60 or more per hour and have strong success rates due to the inexpensive start-up costs including purchasing equipment and supplies as well as the low overhead that comes with running their business. To help ensure the success of students, the EMTS staff work diligently with graduates to help them market their business, apply for loans to get started, and develop potential business opportunities that will help them succeed.
The European Massage Therapy School was founded in Chicago in 1997 and now operates 2 campuses – one in Skokie, IL and another one in Las Vegas, NV. EMTS is nationally accredited by ABHES and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.