We talked with Erica Roberts, a graduated from WCCMT New Westminster, who is currently studying to take her board exams about what’s next for her post-graduation.
What made you decide to go into massage therapy?
I decided to pursue massage therapy because I wanted a career that allowed me to help people, gave me the freedom to work where and when I want, and encourages people within the profession to continuously further their knowledge and skills throughout their career.
What do you like the most about doing massage?
I enjoy working one on one with people. No other health care profession allows for so much hands on time. This enables me to get to know my patients and give them the best care possible.
Why did you pick WCCMT?
I chose WCCMT because of their reputation as a school and the quality of their teachers.
What was your favourite part about being at the college?
The teachers are the best part about this school. They are passionate about what they teach and go above and beyond to help students succeed.
What is your post-graduation -and board exam- plan?
My classmates and I have mapped out a study plan for the 8 weeks leading up to our board exam. After, I plan to work and travel.
What kind of employment options are you looking at?
I want to work in a clinic where therapists support one another to accomplish the best patient care.
Is there a type of massage/treatment method that you would focus on?
Ideally, I would like to work with athletes. Either in a clinic or with a sports team.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of joining the program?
Do your research! Talk to students who have completed the program as well as students who are currently enrolled. My advice would be to form a study group with classmates, ask your teachers lots of questions and have fun. Overall, be ready for an intense and challenging 20 months
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