Choosing a career path is probably one of the most important and difficult decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. There is something very special about the industry of massage therapy! When you ask a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) why they chose to become an RMT the simple answer is because they love massage! They love massage because it works; massage therapy is the most natural and professional health care modality in the world. Massage therapy moves people on many levels; clients leave your care in a better frame of body and mind. Massage Therapists are a unique breed – RMT’s have chosen a career they feel passionate about and are inspired by. It’s important for you, a potential student, to remember that the choice to pursue massage therapy is a choice to have a unique and rewarding career. A career that offers a flexible and family friendly lifestyle while being well rewarded for your skills.
Helps People Feel Better. More people have recognized the value of massage therapy as an option for health care as it does provide relaxation but manages pain and treats a wide spectrum of conditions.
Flexible Work Hours. Massage therapy is a family and lifestyle friendly career due to the flexible work schedule, whether you work for a clinic or create your own hours with an independent practice.
ACMT Career Success Rate. ACMT alumni have a 98% success rate of employment up to and beyond 3 years post graduation.
Massage Therapy is not a typical career ladder. Becoming an RMT is not an end to your career path as a holistic practitioner, rather it is the beginning. Many graduates of ACMT go on to study and practice in additional modalities such as Manual Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Nutrition, just to name a few. Over 50% of graduates choose to own and operate their own business which gives them additional freedom and flexibility with scheduling.
You’ll wear many hats! The education components at ACMT are varied: clinical practicum, home study and class time. These 3 educational components are stimulating for student life and can be a challenge at the start. After graduation; massage therapists also work with many different roles and responsibilities- anything from scheduler, cleaner and purchasing manager to marketing strategist. RMTs need to stay in touch with current small business marketing tactics, industry trends and learn about competitors.
You’ll be financially stable. Massage Therapists earn an average of $80,000 per year. Make massage therapy your full-time career or use it to earn extra money on the side.
“At 40 something, I made a big leap and decided to enroll in a massage therapy program. After researching several programs in Western Canada, I decided on ACMT. I have felt supported by ACMT and their amazing staff from the moment I inquired about the program. From my initial visit to a student clinic to my pre enrolment interview with principal Dawn Sherman, my experience has continued to be exceptional. The teaching staff is great and curriculum is delivered in a way that aligns with my learning style. Behind the scenes, the administrative supporting staff makes sure my questions are answered quickly and in a way that keeps me feeling supported and empowered. The team at ACMT has provided a solid foundation for students of all ages to excel in our studies and know that someone has our back as we move forward and take big leaps in our massage therapy careers. “ – Alaine
When making the choice to become an RMT we highly suggest visiting one of the ACMT clinics for a massage. During that visit, you can ask questions of the student therapist, meet the Supervisor and receive a tour of the campus.
Please call today or visit the ACMT website to book your free student massage!