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Hypnotherapy session

Hypnotherapy- Certificate

Here’s a program to consider if you enjoy helping people and like variety in your career. BTC’s Hypnotherapy program will lead you to a rewarding career as a hypnotherapist, using hypnosis techniques to support clients with pain management, behavior modification, and other concerns.

You’ll learn valuable skills to use in your own private practice, or in a variety of healthcare settings, working with doctors, dentists, nurses, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

Employment Information

$55,349 starting annual wage
$63,669 average annual wage
$82,930 potential annual wage
  • Employment and Wage Data Sources

    BTC graduate employment rates:
    The graduate employment rate reflects placement rates of students who graduated from BTC in 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17. The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Data Linking for Outcomes Assessment database pulls from Unemployment Insurance (UI) data across Washington and Oregon. UI data do not reflect BTC graduates who (a) are employed in states beyond those listed above or outside of the United States, (b) are self-employed, (c) are active duty members of the armed forces, (d) continued on to another educational institution, and/or (e) did not provide a social security number while enrolled at BTC.

    Wages:
    Washington State Employment Security Department 2018 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates ( esd.wa.gov) reflect 2014-2017 employment

    Starting annual wage = 25th percentile
    Average annual wage = 50th percentile
    Potential annual wage = 75th percentile

Estimated Program Costs

Entry Information

When Can I Start?

This program starts in the fall quarter.

Courses must be taken in sequence.

Pre-Program Course Requirements

It is recommended that students have good basic academic skills.


Program Application/Forms

Students are encouraged to submit an admissions application but may enroll Fall Quarter without program application or admission. Courses are held one evening per week plus one Saturday per quarter.

What are My Next Steps?

Classes

  • Quarter 1

  • HYPN 101Basic Hypnosis - Learning for Healthcare Field5 CR
  • Quarter 2

  • HYPN 102Intermediate Hypnotherapy for Healthcare Field5 CR
  • Quarter 3

  • HYPN 103Advanced Hypnotherapy Techniques5 CR
  • Quarter 4

  • The follow course is optional and open to program graduates
  • HYPN 104Preparing for a Hypnotherapy Practice2 CR

Program Outcomes

  • Program graduates will apply legal and ethical issues of healthcare workers and use hypnosis techniques in a professional setting for the purpose of pain management, behavior modification, and many other psychological and social concerns clients may have.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to become a registered Hypnotherapist with Washington State through the Department of Health (DOH).

Employment Outlook

BTC’s Hypnotherapy program will lead you to a rewarding career as a hypnotherapist, using hypnosis techniques to support clients with pain management, behavior modification, and other concerns.

The average annual wage in this field is $63,669, with an earning potential of about $82,930 per year.*

Hypnotherapists work in a variety of healthcare settings. Many are practicing doctors, dentists, nurses, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists who are already established in their primary profession. Other hypnotherapists work in private offices conducting hypnotherapy.

Faculty & Support

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Laura Doss
College Navigator

Laura Doss has been at BTC for 10 years in the roles of Academic & Career Advisor, Student Navigator, Instructor, Completion Coach and now College Navigator for the Allied Health Programs. Laura earned her Bachelor of Science while serving in the US Army and stationed in Germany and her Master of Education while stationed at Fort Sill, OK. Her initial education and training was in the mental health field before moving into education. Outside of work, Laura likes to spend time with her four kids, walking the trails, cuddling with her tiny dog and reading a ton of books!