With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, employment of massage therapists is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations* At ACC, our Massage Therapy program focuses on preparing you for a range of exciting career options, from acupressure to sports massage.
PICK UP THE PACE! Want to fast-track your career in Massage Therapy? This program offers an accelerated option to earn your diploma in about 6 months.
"The faculty and staff at American Career College were encouraging and provided strength. Now, I have completed my courses to become a Massage Therapist. I feel like my life is on the right track."
The ACC Massage Therapy program is designed to help you learn the basics of human anatomy as you study a variety of massage techniques that can improve people’s overall physical health and well-being. Upon successful completion of this program and the receipt of your diploma, you will know how to:
ACC's dynamic curriculum also prepares you for the professional world by providing training in business ethics and the legal issues related to the practice of massage therapy.
The focus is on your success!
The goal of our program is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications to begin your career as a massage therapist.
The Massage Therapy program is available at the following campuses:
Once you have completed your ACC training and earned your diploma, you'll be ready to pursue exciting career opportunities as an entry-level massage therapist.
On the job, you'll use your hands, fingers, forearms and elbows to knead the muscles and soft tissues of your clients' bodies to treat injuries and promote general wellness. You may specialize in more than one style of massage requiring different techniques, such as Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, or sports massage.
As a massage therapist, your day-to-day responsibilities* may include:
You'll be on your way!
As you begin your career as a massage therapist, the ongoing development of your skills can create increased opportunities for advancement. Even after you are employed, ACC's Career Services team will remain committed to providing you with the resources, support and personalized assistance you need to keep your health care career on the fast track.
This curriculum is divided into learning units called modules. Standalone core modules for the ACC Massage Therapy program include:
For a complete description of coursework in these modules, please refer to the ACC Catalog.
Many massage therapists choose to open private practices with offices that clients can visit. Others prefer to stay mobile and travel to their clients' homes or offices. You may also want to consider other exciting settings where the services of trained massage therapists are needed. With your ACC diploma in Massage Therapy, you can expect to qualify for entry-level positions in:
A few interesting statistics* about massage therapy careers:
A few places where graduates from various ACC programs have been hired:
Many area employers are very familiar with the quality of ACC programs and our school's track record for preparing confident, qualified professionals for rewarding careers. Graduates of ACC's programs have been hired by:
Certification is voluntary in California, but securing employment without certification is difficult. ACC is listed as an approved education provider by the California Massage Therapy Council. For more information go to: www.camtc.org.
|O*Net Occupation Titles||Soc Code||Links to Occupational Profiles on O*Net|
|Massage Therapists: Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Licensed Massage Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist, Bodywork Therapist, Integrated Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, Therapeutic Massage Technician||31-9011.00||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9011.00|
|Physical Therapist Aides: Physical Therapy Aide (PTA), Physical Therapy Aide (PT Aide), Physical Therapy Technician, Rehabilitation Aide, Physical Therapist Aide (PTA), Physical Therapist Technician, Rehabilitation Technician, Restorative Aide (RA), Clinical Rehabilitation Aide, Physical Therapy Attendant||31-2022.00||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-2022.00|
|On-time Completion Rate (2011/2012 Award Year)|
|Los Angeles||Orange County||Ontario||Long Beach||Consolidated Rate|
|Placement Rate Reported to ABHES (2011/2012 Award Year)|
|Los Angeles||Orange County||Ontario||Long Beach|
|Median Loan Debt (2011/2012 Award Year)|
|Title IV HEA Programs:||$9,454|
Current Estimated Tuition and Fees: $17,017.50
To view outcome information for ACC's other programs, and to view state disclosure information, visit: americancareercollege.edu/disclosures.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11
Program lengths vary by schedule and session.
Not all programs are offered at all locations.