When I found Pinnacle Career Institute, I was in search of something more. Around November of 2019, I had already had at least three different jobs, none of them which I was satisfied with. I was defeated and thought that being underpaid and unsatisfied was just what my career/financial life was going to succumb to. I have really been through a lot in my short life, and through efforts to better myself, aside from my career path I had actually built up a great support system for myself. After my close friends and family had watched me go through the struggle of searching for a career that wouldn’t play a rough toll on my mental health, I had a friend suggest to me that I should seek out Massage Therapy. My search began with finding the highest rated school for Massage Therapy that I could. That’s when I stumbled across Pinnacle Career Institute. From the moment I made contact with the school and their staff, I had someone by my side to walk me through the entirety of the program; from the new student admissions, financial aid, and every one of my classes and even after I graduated! It was one of the BEST experiences I have had. I felt like I always had someone by my side for whatever question I had. They have wonderful student services (shout out to Dillion and Jackie!), that always greeted me upon entry with granola bars and smiles on their faces. The instructors go right along with them. Instructors Amanda and Kyle made my experience at PCI the best schooling and life improving experience I have every had! I found that I woke up and looked forward to going to learn with them every day, which lead to my perfect attendance for the entirety of the program. Upon graduation, PCI’s program included my MBLEx testing fees, and I got the information I needed to successfully pass my state boards. I started school in January of 2020, and continued with school online during the COVID-19 quarantine, and back on campus in June and still think very highly of the quality of education I received. I graduated in July, passed my boards, and am now the owner and operator of my very own successful business called Restorative Techniques based in Excelsior Springs, MO, and am only 23! I have yet to be open for a week and have already made more money in this last week than I had bi-weekly at any other job! Being a Massage Therapist is something that I hold very closely to my heart, it’s something that I can be proud of, it’s something that I can enjoy doing while also making money. A huge thank you to Pinnacle Career Institute for being there with all the help in the world when I needed them. I will always recommend the school and this specific program to anyone who is interested in becoming a Massage Therapist. They gave me the opportunity to do something better, be something better, and make my own difference in the world. With the upmost appreciation, thank you PCI!!!