ASA College’s Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Massage Therapy is a 65 credit program designed to be completed in five semesters. It meets the New York State Education Department’s required minimum of 1000 clock hours (lecture, lab, and practicum contact hours) and required criteria in all specified content areas.
Onsite internships and off-campus externships provide opportunities for students to practice their skills and prepare for the required New York State Massage Therapy licensing examination.
Students will learn four types of massages:
According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics 2016 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual wage of massage therapists was $42,820 in May 2019, and growth is expected to be faster than average, at a rate of 22% from 2018 to 2028.
Massage Therapists can work in a variety of venues: hospitals, nursing homes, vacation resorts, cruise ships, corporate offices, and hotels.
Many Massage Therapists work in clinical practice with physicians, physical therapists, psychologists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists.
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