Massage therapists are increasingly becoming in demand. The skills are very mobile. You can create a great lifestyle for yourself doing massage therapy. Choosing massage therapy as a career is a great way to escape from your regular 9-to-5 job.
You can work full-time or part-time. Many people do quite well working only part-time.
Complete a training program at a massage therapy school. There are over thousand massage therapy schools in the USA. Many people agree that certain schools are better than others, and you need to find out which ones they are. Choose the best massage school for you.
Licensing and Certification
After graduation, meet the requirements of your state. Make sure you have obtained all the necessary licenses and permits. Licensing regulations for massage therapy vary widely from state to state, from county to county, and from city to city. Most states require massage therapists to obtain a license. Find out the requirements to be a massage therapist in your area.
Where to Work as a Massage Therapist
- Chiropractic offices
- Massage offices
- Fitness centers
- Sport teams
- Nursing homes
- Cruise ships
- Special events
- Healing centers
- Country clubs