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Northwest Career College is built on the foundations of family and the bonds that bind them. Dr. Kenny and his children have dedicated themselves to the mission of educating students and helping them to succeed in their chosen profession. Once you enter the doors of Northwest, you are family, through and through.
Come join the Northwest Family where you’re connected for life.
Since 1997, thousands of students have walked through the doors of Northwest and have gone on to become successful Massage Therapists, Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Insurance Specialists and Paralegals. Won’t you join the fine group of Northwest Alumni now serving the community in a variety of professions? Explore Northwest Career College and see where your future can lead. Come tour our campus today!
At Northwest Career College, ours is a student-centered philosophy where students come first. Our open door and open heart approach to education sets us apart from all others. It’s a feeling you get when you first walk in our doors.
Every Alumni is welcome back on the campus of Northwest Career College. We love to hear your successes and share in your life’s progress. The absolute best, though, is when you return to the classroom and speak with our current students. Alumni come-backs always give students that extra bit of inspiration to help them see that their goals are achievable and real.
Northwest Career College has created a beautiful and peaceful testing space for both our students and our visitors to enjoy. We know how important and stressful test taking can be and we want to make your time here a positive one with successful outcomes! Make sure to allow yourself some extra time to arrive early, get settled, grab a drink or a snack from the front and prepare to PASS your exam!
We look forward to seeing you on campus and in our testing center. Best of luck to you!
Northwest Career College takes great pride in creating beautiful campus facilities for our students, staff and faculty. We invite all of you to visit our campus in person! But, until you get here, please enjoy a virtual tour of our buildings, program labs and learning centers. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
Working as a massage therapist can be an immensely rewarding career, but, unlike some other careers, getting started and becoming successful as a massage therapist isn’t particularly clear cut.
If you’re interested in starting a career in massage therapy, here are some tips you can use to get started.
Massage therapy as a career requires an intricate knowledge of the techniques of massage and how they can be applied to a patient. Learning these techniques and their applications requires attending a well-regarded massage therapist school.
The good news is that this doesn’t have to be a long-drawn-out process. If you join us here at Northwest you can graduate in as little as ten months and we offer our students National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage or Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards exams and we are proud of our student’s 100% board pass rate.
At its most basic, massage therapy is a hands-on caregiving role. Part of that caregiving aspect requires empathy and compassion for those that are in pain. Massage therapy has a documented pain and stress relief effect and can have a positive impact on mental illnesses such as depression.
Because of this, patients expect the massage therapist to provide relief from physical and emotional tension, and having a compassionate attitude towards your clients makes it easier to provide that kind of care.
As with most healthcare sectors, massage therapy is undergoing constant change and advancement. This means, in order to keep abreast of the latest trends and to stay licensed, most massage therapists must take periodic continuing education credits in most states.
While the official amount is around 12 hours annually. It’s also in the best interest of the massage therapist to continue to learn. Keeping up to date with the latest techniques allows you to offer more to your patients. By expanding your skills as a massage therapist you can help to grow your business and keep patients coming back.
When you join us here at Northwest as part of our Massage Therapy School, we’ll show you how to navigate getting started as a massage therapist and how to grow and make your business successful.
Northwest’s student-centered philosophy means we offer day and night classes to accommodate your work and family schedules, each student is provided a laptop for easy internet and online class access, and our Career Services team works with you to help you find the best employment opportunities in the local area.
At Northwest Career College, we operate one of the best Massage Therapy Schools in Las Vegas and our Massage Therapy Course will teach you the skills you’ll need to apply the benefits of sports massage. The benefits of massage therapy are widely recognized with employment for massage therapists expected to increase by 22% between 2014-2024, with an average massage therapist earning $39,360 a year. Additionally, many massage therapists maintain active, private practices, increasing both their flexibility and earnings.
Our massage student clinic is open seven days a week, for both your and your clients’ convenience, and we offer day and night classes to accommodate your work and family schedules. Our instructors are experienced professionals who will prepare you to sit for either the NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage) or the MBLEX (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards) exams and we are proud of our 100% board pass rate. Call us at (702) 403-1592 to speak to one of our enrollment specialists today!
Barbara Alcaraz, M.A., B.A., L.M.T.
Massage Therapy Program Chair
M. A. Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
B.A. University of Minnesota, American Studies
L.M.T. Northwest Health Careers