Are you thinking of a career as a massage therapist? Massage therapy is a rewarding career choice. Massage therapists use focused, soothing techniques to promote relaxation, increase the circulation and promote overall healing.
The demand for qualified massage therapists increases every year, and a properly trained and licensed individual can experience a satisfying and fulfilling career. However, it’s important to consider these factors before pursuing a career in massage therapy:
- Physical Demands – One of the most overlooked aspects of a career as a massage therapist is the physical demand that is placed on the body. Imagine being a baker and kneading dough for 6-8 hours every day. This is exactly what it is like for a massage therapist. You need to take your own health and fitness into consideration.
- Licensing – While Medical Training College offers training to become a massage therapist you will need to pass a national exam and obtain a license to practice. Successful examination shows that you meet the minimum requirements to practice massage therapy. This helps to ensure that your clients receive the highest-quality service and sets you apart from others. Licensure is required by the State of Louisiana.
- Professionalism – Massage therapy is considered an allied health profession to help treat injuries, muscle tension, and other ailments. Your clients and your employer will expect you to hold a high level of professionalism in your practice, as well as the ability to stay positive and upbeat for the benefit of your clients.
- Continuing Education – With the movement to adhere to a code of professionalism within the industry, most states now require a minimum amount of continued education to maintain your massage therapy license and continue to practice. Each state posts the amount of Continuing Education Units required to maintain licensure, which you can find by contacting the licensing board in your state.
Although demanding, the massage therapy career path is one of the most rewarding you will find. Medical Training College is proud to offer massage therapy career training to help prepare you for the licensing exam and a career as a massage therapist. To schedule an appointment for an interview and tour, Make the Right Choice with Medical Training College and click here.