Irene's offers lifetime job placement assistance to all of our alumni. The Career Fair offers excellent placement opportunities in a variety of different settings, all in one convenient location. Employers from Southeast Michigan and surrounding areas will be here for on the spot, one on one interviews. Massage chairs will be available for therapists to demonstrate their hands-on skills.
Join us on campus for this great opportunity to find employment with one of the many employers who want to hire Irene's alumni. Be sure to bring copies of your resume to leave with potential employers. If you have any further questions, please call our Career Services Department at 248-350-1400.
Remember to dress for success! There will be numerous employers present for you to meet. You only have one chance to make a first impression.
Irene's complimentary Alumni Association is an exclusive organization providing fun and informative gatherings to graduates. Our alumni services present enriching experiences following graduation such as massage shares, career development classes and reunion parties. Participating in Irene’s Alumni Association provides an abundance of benefits in addition to networking opportunities. Graduates enjoy continuing education classes at reduced rates and information on the latest trends in massage and regulations governing their career. They receive assistance with state licensing, professional guidance, and a thriving alumni community.
All massage therapists are required to obtain a license from the State of Michigan. It is a criminal violation of the law to practice massage therapy without a board-issued license.
For our students, the school pays for their Massage Board Licensing Exam and their initial State Licensing fee. Our students receive guidance in completing their Michigan licensing application, and we submit their forms to the State upon completion of the student's program.
The next time you renew your Massage License, you will need to begin taking continuing education (CE) classes. Elective classes at Irene’s will count for Michigan Massage License renewal requirement of 18 hours every three years.
You cannot earn CE credit until you renew your license. You cannot take the same class for credit more than once. The following modalities do not count towards Michigan’s CE requirements: Feldenkras, Trager, Polarity, Asian Bodywork, Reiki, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Structural Integration.
You can find the application for Michigan Massage Licenses at this link.
In order to be added to Irene’s Myomassology Institute’s list of approved massage employers, the proprietor must be in compliance with the standards below. Employers who do not abide by these standards will not receive assistance in hiring new therapists. The following list contains the minimum criteria that Irene’s Myomassology Institute requires of an establishment to be an approved employer.
If the institute receives reports of an employer mistreating or under paying therapists, our career services department will investigate the allegations. If compelling evidence reveals that the employer does not meet our minimum standards they will be removed from our alumni referral list and will no longer be invited to career fairs.
In order to be returned to the Irene's Approved Employer List, official documentation (signed contract or employee handbook) must be provided that demonstrates the employer meets minimum employment standards. Documentation must include the following components: compensation; the method and frequency pay is disbursed; all required tasks in addition to performing massage; the length of time given between clients; the policy regarding the maximum number of massages given in a row and the total massages given in one day. All of this information will be held in the strictest confidence. Additionally, the employer must provide a minimum of two recommendations/testimonials from graduates of Irene’s collaborating their fair employment practices. The recommendations can either be given in person, over the phone or on a notarized sworn affidavit.