Jobs in massage therapy are in demand. The increase in the number of employers at spas/wellness centers/medical centers has been rapidly increasing as the number of people going to massage school has been decreasing. As a massage school graduate, you will be able to find the highest paying jobs in your area and negotiate pay and benefits. Read more about the massage job outlook.
Massage Therapist Salaries
Salaries vary greatly in the massage profession. Entry level jobs start at $15.00 an hour but most pay much more than that. Most pay structures are like piece workers where you are paid for hands on time and may be paid less per hour when you don’t have a client. This will need to change to make the career more sustainable. Read more about massage therapists salaries.
Massage Therapy Job Description
As a massage therapist, your job will be to give each client/patient the best massage you can at all times. That requires learning about boundaries and setting parameters to best support you in the work environment while providing your best skills. This will required that you learn about yourself and take care of yourself in ways you might not expect. Read more about massage therapy job descriptions.
Start Your Own Massage Business.
Most massage therapists still start their own business at one time or another. This is because it allows for much more freedom and control of your work situation. It requires that you know how to start and run a business which is usually just briefly touched on in massage school. Massage school teaches you how to give massage. A really great school will also teach you how to become a massage therapist, find great jobs and start/run your own business. Read more about starting a massage business.