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, Africa & Asia.