Perspective from above of a woman receiving a shoulder massage

Graduate Services

Have we mentioned that we love our grads?

Sarasota School of Massage Therapy is deeply committed to helping our graduates for the rest of their lives.


Placement

We offer ongoing placement assistance to help graduates in their search for a fulfilling job after massage therapy school - and later if needed. We will help you try to find the right fit for you as an individual.

While we cannot guarantee you a job, our placement rate from 2011 thru 2017 has been the highest in the history of SSMT - more than 87% each year - hitting an all-time high of 91% in the most recently reported year, 2016-2017.

The placement administrators are available to assist students and graduates in identifying career directions within the field of massage therapy and finding fulfilling work. Many employers, both local and out-of-state, contact SSMT when hiring massage therapists due to the excellent reputation of our graduates. SSMT also has a graduate clinic where licensed graduates may begin to build a practice with the school's assistance.

For several years there has been a shortage of massage therapists. There are large employers who are always hiring, and wages have risen significantly in just a few years. Read more on our blog.


Continuing Education

SSMT offers outstanding continuing education opportunities for massage therapists to help them develop as professionals.


Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Department is a resource for graduates and will help with Financial Aid questions or concerns such as managing your loan payments and communicating with your loan servicer after you graduate.


Transcript Request

Official SSMT transcripts are available free of charge to all graduates in good standing with the SSMT Finance Office and any Federal or TFC student loan repayment. Transcripts will be mailed to the address supplied below within 4 business days of the request.

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Professional Clinic

The SSMT professional clinic has 4 treatment rooms equipped with massage tables, speakers, soft lighting, and a relaxing waiting area. The rooms in the professional clinic are available for rent by the session to grads and other licensed massage therapists.

When clients call SSMT in search of an LMT, we schedule them with our grads in the professional clinic. If our student clinic is full, we recommend the professional clinic as well. Some graduates are able to begin to build a practice with the work they do in the professional clinic.

Get in Touch for More Info

Placement Services

Employers specifically looking for SSMT grads frequently contact us, and we often have jobs that extend beyond the Sarasota and Bradenton area, into the greater Tampa area and North Port / Port Charlotte. Occasionally we also get job listings from out of state. We maintain relationships with local businesses to further assist our grads in obtaining employment. We also often have leads on professional space for rent or share, and massage businesses for sale.

Contact Autumn Lopez or Sue Toscano at (941) 957-0577 or via e-mail for customized job referrals, exclusive to SSMT grads.