Massage Career Guides

How to decide if you want to be a massage therapist and how to find the best school and Get a Job!

BECOME A MASSAGE THERAPIST
BECOME A MASSAGE THERAPIST

More people are using massage for injuries such as pulled muscles, carpal tunnel, herniated discs and other conditions such as fibromyalgia. Massage is being recognized by Doctors and other medical professionals as legitimate healing methods.

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SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST

Massage and Sports Massage is an upcoming field that is just being developed. Sports massage is a growing field working with athletes of all calibers. You can become a massage therapist and learn to work with Professional Athletes and Sports Teams of all types - baseball, soccer, football, golfers, cyclists, track and field, and just about any type of sport.

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MASSAGE THERAPY CAREERS
MASSAGE THERAPY CAREERS

Massage Therapists are in demand as massage is more accepted by health insurance, doctors, the medical profession and the alternative medical professions. Massage is no longer the luxury that most made it out to be. It is now more of a necessity.

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CHALLENGES IN THE MASSAGE PROFESSION
CHALLENGES IN THE MASSAGE PROFESSION

Men in the Massage Profession are the minority. Men don't want to get massaged by men, women don't want to get massaged by men either making it much more challenging for men to succeed, but when they do, they usually make more than women in the profession.

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CHALLENGES IN THE MASSAGE PROFESSION

Men in the Massage Profession are the minority. Men don't want to get massaged by men, women don't want to get massaged by men either making it much more challenging for men to succeed, but when they do, they usually make more than women in the profession. You can do it though!

Pros and Cons of becoming a massage therapist

Low Paying Jobs - Entry Level Jobs start $12 an hour.
Helping vs Being of Service - Most people come to the massage profession wanting to help others. Helping is different than serving. Helping too much is one of the biggest reasons massage therapists burn out and leave the massage profession.

MOST MASSAGE THERAPISTS START THEIR OWN BUSINESS!

Massage Schools offer training in massage therapy to become a professional massage therapist. Massage Therapy Careers are sited as one of the up and coming professions by many professional associations and career websites. It is true that more doctors are recognizing massage and that massage is being used more and more by people who are in pain, have injuries and for reducing stress and making people just feel better. Massage really is just starting to bloom as a method of health care. It is fast becoming an essential part of everyday care rather than being thought of as just a luxury.

While all of that is true - massage is becoming more popular - there is another side to the massage profession. Almost 30% of the people who enroll in massage schools don't even finish massage school. Almost 50,000 massage therapists leave the profession each year and about 60,000 new massage therapists join the ranks of working at spas, clinics or opening their own office.

Massage Schools and Associations will have all the pretty pictures showing you what the relaxing environment and talk all about helping people but it seems to ignore the facts that entry level jobs are really low paying. They sometimes will forget to mention that most massage therapists start their own businesses so you will have to know about starting and running a business which is really a 4 year degree in itself. You have to remember that these organizations are trying to fill their schools and associations with members!

Massage schools and associations don't tell you about the challenges you will have or how stressful it really is to find clients and make a decent living. But when you know what they are you can be ahead of all of the others and on your way to making a great living - $50,000 or even $100,000 a year or more if you are committed and passionate about what you do. This site is a guide on how to do it!

Denial
Denial
Massage therapist,

Reflexology, Sport massage, Foot Massage

Charlotte
Charlotte
Massage therapist

Poised Massage Therapy, Hot stone therapy

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Massage Insurance Billing
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How to Choose Massage Therapy Schools
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