Reasonable Graduate Outcome Expectations for
Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy (FIH) Programs
FIH strives to provide you the most thorough and complete hypnotherapy training possible. FIH's training focuses on developing the skills of helping others. The reasons for enrolling and professional outcomes that individual graduates achieve from the education they receive at FIH vary greatly.
FIH does not prepare students for "employment" in hypnotherapy and there are no "employment" opportunities. FIH prepares students only for "self-employment" through their own marketing and development of a private practice. The development of a private practice in hypnotherapy, or any other private practice field, requires diligent effort and a reasonable period of time for development. A graduate's marketing results vary according to the level of effort invested as well as their professional appearance, personality and presentation.
FIH makes no representations that a majority of its graduates have careers in hypnotherapy. Although FIH follows the guidelines of the Florida Department of Education and the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners with respect to surveys of its graduates within 6 months of graduation, FIH does not conduct surveys of its graduates with respect to their post-graduate experiences over extended periods of time. As a consequence, FIH is unable to provide any data on the following: (1) the number of FIH graduates who support themselves from their work in hypnotherapy; (2) the average gross revenues of FIH graduates per week, per month or per year; or (3) the average number of hours per week that FIH graduates work in the field of hypnotherapy.
FIH estimates that only a small percentage of its graduates go on to see more than 25 clients per week. FIH also estimates that a larger number of graduates see in the range of 1 to 20 clients per week. FIH estimates that perhaps the largest percentage of graduates do not use their training to see clients in a professional capacity at all, but rather use the information and skills acquired in their existing professions or for personal self-improvement or use with family and friends.
FIH reports on the number of graduates who attain positive placement after 6 months of practice as required by the Florida Department of Education. “Placement” as a term used by the Florida Department of Education simply refers to the number of positive graduate outcomes and is not meant to indicate employment upon graduation. These placement records provide the most up to date information regarding student success. This survey, however, cannot be relied upon to represent the views or success of any graduate or group of graduates subsequent to the time these placement surveys are conducted as FIH is not able to stay in contact with all graduates after graduation and is neither required by current law or state statutes or rules to, nor does it continue to survey graduates over extended periods of time. The survey results provided are for your review. Your results or professional outcomes may vary.
School Performance Fact Sheet
FIH’s hypnotherapy course prepares students in the art, philosophy and techniques of hypnotherapy. Unlike other trade schools or vocational training programs, the opportunities available in the field of hypnotherapy are unique. There are no “jobs” available in the field of hypnotherapy as there might be for other trades. Some of the opportunities and/or objectives for hypnotherapy training are:
- For individuals who wish to start a self-employed private practice by themselves or in association with other professionals.
- For professionals in related fields who wish to use hypnotherapy techniques in conjunction with their current profession. Examples would include doctors, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, teachers, counselors and other health care professionals.
- For individuals who wish to learn hypnotherapy techniques to help themselves, their family members, children, friends, or wish to learn hypnosis for general interest.
- For those who wish to teach self-improvement courses and/or self-help seminars to the public or to corporate entities.
FIH statistics pertaining to students starting classes between September 2007 and July 2010 show that of the 92 students that enrolled in FIH’s hypnotherapy training programs that 85% or approximately 78 students showed positive outcomes of full-time practice, part-time practice or were hypnosis as an adjunct to an existing practice after the required 6 month survey period.
Update 11/28/2012: Florida Department of Education reporting for July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012
Placement Rate: 89.71% (These refer to positive graduate outcomes that have been tracked and logged)
Retention Rate: 92.82%
The most up-to-date FIH statistics through the Florida Department of Education can be found at: https://app1.fldoe.org/cie/SearchSchools/detail.aspx?schoolid=3448