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