Boulder College of Massage Therapy Now Offers Two Program Formats, 12 and 18 months, for completion of a 1000-Hour Certificate in Massage Therapy Program

BOULDER, Co. (July 9, 2009) — Employment growth for massage therapists is expected to be faster than average for all occupations with very good job prospects, particularly for those seeking part-time work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the 2008-2009 Occupational Handbook. Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT), a leader in massage therapy education, is responding to the increased interest in becoming a certified massage therapist by offering two programs, 12 and 18 months, for completion of a 1000-Hour Certificate in Massage Therapy Program.

The overall unemployment rate is 9.5 percent, according to a statement on Thursday, July 2, 2009, by Keith Hall, Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result of this high unemployment rate, many people are turning to part-time and self-employed work. A career in massage therapy offers the ability to work part-time or full-time, flexible hours and mean wage of $19.39 per hour.

“Our students come from around the world and many want to practice massage therapy as a secondary source of income,” said Carol Brunelli, Director of Enrollment & Services at BCMT.  “Each state in the U.S. requires a different number of hours for training for therapists, and 1000 hours is the maximum. BCMT’s 1000-hour Certificate in Massage Therapy gives our students the flexibility to practice part-time or full-time anywhere in the U.S. and many places abroad.”

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About Boulder College of Massage Therapy
Founded in 1975, the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) is an independent, not-for-profit massage therapy college offering an internationally recognized 1000-Hour Massage Therapy Certificate Program, an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree in Massage Therapy, advanced certificates and continuing education courses. More than 4000 graduates in fifty states and 31 different countries turned to BCMT to help them achieve their career goals. As a not-for-profit organization, BCMT believes in educating people on the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy and giving back to the community. As part of their training, BCMT students participate in service learning, providing thousands of hours of massage therapy services a year to individuals and organizations including the elderly, hospice and AIDS patients, breast cancer survivors, healthcare workers, rehabilitating animals, teachers, firefighters, and low-income individuals. In addition, BCMT’s student clinic offers more than 7,000 discounted massages every year. The Boulder College of Massage Therapy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and approved and regulated by the State of Colorado Department of Higher Education. Additional information on the college and its offerings can be viewed online at