While 2020 was a difficult year (to say the very least), it also provided many individuals with an opportunity to reconsider their careers. Whether out of necessity or opportunity during the COVID-19 crisis, a lot of Canadians have begun picturing a career they’d find more fulfilling than their current work situation.
Massage therapy is a good case in point. It’s a sustainable, flexible career that offers a wealth of different paths and opportunities after graduation. If you don’t like the idea of continuing at a desk job and you have a genuine desire to help others, then pursuing a career as an RMT is something you should learn more about.
The West Coast College of Massage Therapy has three upcoming information sessions that are completely free to attend. Each session is about two hours long, during which time you’ll learn about the program and have the opportunity to ask questions about your potential future career in massage therapy.
Being a registered massage therapist means being a licensed professional in the healthcare industry. This program is well-suited to kinesiology students and graduates, as well as pre-nursing students who have already gained an understanding of the human body, and would appreciate the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical manner with patients. While it’s an asset to have prior knowledge in human anatomy, the program is open to individuals from all professional backgrounds.
Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of the job is knowing that every day you’ve contributed to the well-being of other people. That said, the role of an RMT is often as physically demanding as it is emotionally fulfilling.
You’re often on your feet and using your hands throughout the day. Staying physically active and healthy is an important aspect of the job. Part of the massage therapy program is learning good self-care that will extend the longevity of your career.
In the info sessions, prospective students will also learn about the different career paths available after graduating. For example, RMTs might find employment in a medical clinic, spa, or resort.
As a licensed professional, you would also have the option to work at multiple clinics or even open a clinic of your own. This would give you flexibility when it comes to choosing your own hours, deciding where you want to work, and the kinds of treatments you specialize in.
With over 35 years’ worth of successful experience, students are in great hands when taking the program at WCCMT in New Westminster. Classes are led by industry professionals in a warm and welcoming learning environment. While students are in school, the college also hosts career fairs where they have the opportunity to meet prospective employers and get a feel for the different types of RMT work environments.
RMTs practicing in BC today are highly sought-after health care professionals. Graduates from WCCMT are some of the most respected by prospective employers and clinic owners because of the education and training they receive and bring into their future practice.
Registration for the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s info sessions is open right now. If you’ve been dreaming about switching up the gears in your professional life, this could be the perfect place to start.
Thousands of graduates have gone on to fulfilling careers, and if you’re interested in considering joining their ranks, just email [email protected] to register and learn more about the college and profession.
Dates: January 27, February 17, and March 17
When: 6 pm to 8 pm
Phone: 604-520-1844 (ext.223)