Should I become a massage therapist?
Beginning a new career is a big decision that requires a lot of thought. Massage therapy is a wonderful profession, but make sure that it’s the right choice for you.
It can be deeply satisfying work; you can offer your clients valuable relief from stress or pain and speed their recovery from injuries. You will be a much-appreciated part of the health care team, but as an independent professional. You won’t do shift work and you can choose the work schedule that suits your life.
Massage therapy might be perfect for you if you’re friendly, outgoing, and energetic, and you want to balance your work and home life (whether that’s raising kids, raising cattle, or just having the flexibility to travel). Massage therapists can often set their own hours, and you’ll never be tied to a desk. On the contrary, massage is a an active, even athletic, profession.
Of course, one person’s advantage may be another’s downside. As you consider whether to pursue a career in massage, you need to be completely honest with yourself about your goals and capabilities. Being a massage therapist does not guarantee fixed working hours, and you will have to work hard to build up a loyal client base. You must want to work closely with other people, and you have to be willing to make your own health and fitness a priority.
If that sounds like you, call 1-866-491-0574 to speak to an admissions advisor today! To learn more about massage therapy as a career, click the button below to download a free career guide!