Then consider becoming a manual osteopath.
Massage is one of the many techniques manual osteopaths use to treat pain. If you enjoy massage, you would love a career as a manual osteopath....
Manual osteopathy is one of the top 25 occupations in demand in Canada (as reported by CIBC). There is a severe shortage of manual osteopaths in Canada. Ontario needs 2,500 more manual osteopaths. Currently there is a waiting list to get osteopathic treatment across the country. In Halifax patients wait up to 6 months, in London (Ontario) the waiting list is over a year.
There is zero unemployment in this profession as all graduates find employment or open their own clinics. Over 95% of insurers in Canada accept manual osteopathy. New graduates are generally hired at $30 per hour and established practitioners with over 5 years of practice make on average approximately $90,000 per year.
Tuition starts from $5,026 (set to increase by 10% in 2015). NAO is the largest provider of manual osteopathic education (hands on treatment, no surgery, no medications). It teaches in 65 cities across 35 countries.
We are accredited by a number of organizations including the Ontario Osteopathic & Alternative Medicine Association, College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario, Ontario College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences, Council on Manual Osteopathy Education, International Osteopathic Association, Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board & the International Osteopathy Examining Board amongst others.
NAO graduates are permitted to work in all Canadian provinces, and elsewhere internationally including USA, Europe and Australia.
NAO graduates are eligible to receive guaranteed scholarships and receive advanced credits towards the 33 online degree programs (nine of which are in manual osteopathy, including a doctor of osteopathy) offered by our sister school in Spain, National University of Medical Sciences (www.numss.com).
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