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5 Most Beautiful Outdoor Massage Spas in the World

Become A Massage Therapist

As a Massage Therapist, you could qualify to work at a world-class resort like the ones listed here A career in massage therapy can come with many perks— one of those perks being the option to work just about anywhere in the world you want. Once you’ve finished massage school, the options are endless. Whether […]

Hot Stone Massage Therapy Career

Massage Career

You’ve been thinking about the possibility of a massage therapy career for a while now. And why wouldn’t you? The job market for massage therapists looks good with jobs expected to grow by 20% through 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, you have the opportunity to help people relax or recover from […]

Massage Relieves Allergies

Massage Program

By Gina Kraman Allergy sufferers have another tool to fix their itchy, watery eyes, sinus pressure, and other seasonal discomforts without popping pills:  massage. Scientific studies of “psycho-neuro-immunology” document the connection between massage and healing, including allergies, explains Dr. Julie Kotiw.  In addition to being a chiropractor, certified massage therapist, and registered yoga teacher, Kotiw […]

Careers in Massage Therapy

Massage Career

You know you want to become a massage therapist, but do you know what you will do with your massage therapy degree? There are several industry options for massage therapist and you can tailor your career toward the option that best suits you. We have broken the career paths into four main industries. If you […]

Massage Therapist Skills

Massage Training

Think you have what it takes to succeed in massage therapy? Well, if you’re training with First Institute, so do we! Within the Massage Therapy program, you’ll learn the ins and outs of proper massage therapy, as well as gather a deeper understanding of the massage business as a whole. Here, we explain what we […]

3 Good Reasons to Join a Massage Therapy Organization

Become A Massage Therapist

Joining a professional organization has real benefits for massage therapists It is never too late or too early to get involved in a massage therapy organization as a student, recent graduate, or as an experienced professional! In order to enhance your career and gain valuable resources you should consider joining an organization or association. Here […]

Going Green with Massage Therapy

Become A Massage Therapist

Earth-friendly tips for a healthier practice and healthier clients Massage therapy and going green go hand in hand, right? Okay, so maybe massage isn’t the first thing you think of when talking about being environmentally responsible. Although massage may not be the obvious solution to saving the planet, every little bit does help and there […]

Dental Assistant Career Tools

Dental Assisting Career

Most of us have visited the dentist a time or two for a checkup. Some enjoy the occasional cleaning, while others avoid the dentist like the plague. Chances are, most of today’s dental employees didn’t mind their own appointments growing up – otherwise, why would they consider a career working every day in a dentist’s […]

Endodontic Dental Assistant

Become A Dental Assistant

The Dental Assistant program at First Institute in Libertyville and Crystal Lake is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in a dental office setting. In general Dental Assistants can do anything from administrative to clinical duties. Some Dental Assistants specialize in a specific type of dental practice. If you get your degree as […]

Dental Assistant Volunteer Experience

Dental Assisting Program

Volunteer Experience – showing your dedication and passion for dental assisting Aside from the pride, we feel when learning new things, getting a good job is probably the number one reason we go to school. When you complete your Dental Assisting program and earn your diploma, you set yourself up for the successful career you […]