WHY A CAREER IN HEALTH & WELLNESS
Below are statistics on various areas of the health and wellness industry provided by Statista www.statista.com
- The Health & Wellness industry is projected to be a trillion dollar industry by 2017
- As part of the Health & Wellness industry spa and massage services generated 15 billion dollars in revenue in the US in 2013
- The number of spas in the US has more than doubled between 2003 to 2013
- In 2013 the market size of fitness and mind body was 446 billion dollars in the US
- In 2012 Personal Fitness Trainers in the US generated a revenue of 7.31 billion dollars
- Gyms, and health and fitness clubs generated a revenue of 25.27 billion dollars in 2012
WHO HIRES SOCHi GRADUATES
For nearly 20 years SOCHi has been forming relationship with wellness professionals in greater Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley. SOCHi has become a reliable source for well established spas, physical therapy facilities, chiropractic offices, medical offices, clinics, fitness centers and gyms requesting our graduates for employment. Below are some of the employers who have hired our massage, physical therapy aide, medical billing and coding & personal fitness trainer graduates:
The BLVD Hotel & Suites
The Spa at Terranea
Velocity Sports Performance
Performax Physical Therapy
Bright Star Physical Therapy
Cedar Sinai Hospital
Methodist Hospital of Southern California
5 HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE STUDENTS
Investing in your education is a courageous step. It’s up to you to make the most of it. Going to college is not the same as being successful in college and completing your education. Fox Business News (foxbusiness.com) published an article from which we took away habits to help you become a successful student and achieve your goal to a career.
Tip 1: Know and use on-campus resources
Schools offer resources to help students succeed academically, with extracurricular activities and in their career path.
Tip 2: Create a system to establish priorities
Set priorities and stick to a schedule to manage personal life, work and school. Do not procrastinate. This will reduce your stress.
Tip 3: Don’t just show up to class… Get involved!
Experts say that students get a better grasp of the material and can potentially increase their GPA if they are actively engaged rather than just going through the motions. Sit at the front of the room or close to the instructor to feel more present and participate in discussions when possible.
Tip 4: Foster relationships with your instructors and TA’s
A common misconception is that college faculty do not want to be bothered by students. This is not so; most instructor encourage interaction outside of class. It shows that the student cares about their work and is seeking guidance.
Tip 5: Look ahead now
Students who delay thinking about their future until they have their diploma in hand may regret the lack of foresight during their time in school. Avoid getting stuck in a post-graduation rut or becoming unemployed. Check in with yourself every few months so to remember your goals and ask yourself these questions: where will I be living, where will I be working, and how will I support myself after graduation.
You’d be amazed at how often that internal conversation actually helps. If your force yourself to say I’m going to complete what I have started, it forces you to begin to imagine what the future is and subconsciously starts to help you achieve that.
Remember to choose a career path that you will enjoy. It’s always the most wonderful feeling to study what you enjoy and then go to work loving what you do.