“The curriculum and the faculty prepared me and my fellow classmates to be able to get jobs at any spa immediately after graduation and give a massage of the highest quality and with confidence. That was 3 years ago and now I’m featured on billboards around my city, representing the spa I currently work for and also nominated for top massage therapist in the LGBT community.”
Eric Revels, 2010 Graduate
The Massage Profession
According to the 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for massage therapists have continued to increase. Although the number of massage therapists in our industry has increased in the past few years, demand for quality massage therapists is continuing to exceed supply. For detailed information, visit the Bureau’s massage therapy statistics page at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos295.htm
At SFSOM, we offer a real-world business education that will allow any graduate to go to work for themselves when they feel the time is right. Many fresh grads work in spas to get lots of experience and to polish their acumen. Many then move on to a shared office space or an out-call practice. There is no typical path – it is dependent on you.
Employers frequently contact SFSOM to notify us of job opportunities in the New Mexico area for new therapists. We post these job opportunities for the benefit of our students. While we cannot guarantee job placement per se, SFSOM has among the finest reputations in the country. Due to the selectivity of our admissions process and the quality of our education, we are a preferred source of therapists for spas, salons, chiropractic offices and hotels in the region and elsewhere.
SFSOM also hosts a graduate clinic that provides opportunities for recent grads to hone their talents in an inexpensive, safe and predictable environment. Graduates plan their own schedules, network their own client base, and cooperate to share referrals.