January , 2020 | Retail Career Search

The time during a job loss or a job search can be an exciting time. You may not feel excited now. You may feel a bit stressed out over looking for a job, but adjusting your perspective to see the excitement at the moment can really help. This time can be viewed as exciting because you have many opportunities in front of you.

There are so many career paths to choose from and learn about. One such exciting career path is massage therapy. 

What Do Massage Therapists Do?

Massage therapists treat clients through touch manipulation. This can be the manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues. Massage therapy is used to treat pain issues, stress, emotional issues as well as other problems. Massage therapists can work in chiropractic clinics, massage clinics, spas, doctor's offices, and independent practice. 

How To Become a Massage Therapist

The requirements for becoming a massage therapist will vary by region. In some regions, it is required that a massage therapist be trained and certified through an accredited program and then licensed to practice in a particular region. Other regions have more lenient requirements. Taking part in a massage therapy training course will be helpful and will loan credibility to your skills when you begin looking for employment. You will need to research the requirements of your particular region. 

Helpful skills for this career path would include strong communication skills as well as an ability to interact well with clients. 

How Much Do Massage Therapists Make?

Entry-level massage therapists can look to make approximately $41,000 per year, while more experienced therapists can make up to $66,000 per year. For those who are willing to put in the time and training, this can be a profitable career. 

Massage therapy is an exciting and profitable career path. Is this the path for you? 

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