As a Massage Therapist, there are many options for employment and lifestyle. We will discuss possibilities here, but this is not an exhaustive list. The options are endless!
Massage Therapy Jobs
Massage Therapists may choose to open their own private practice office and business. This is a great way to have flexible hours, set your own work schedule, as well as make a name for yourself in your own community. You may even decide to have other Massage Therapist working with you or for you in this model.
Work for an Employer
One may choose to work for an employer, and there are many options for this. There are some larger facilities and some that employ or contract with only a few therapists. This is advantageous as you often have a nice flow of clientele without having to market yourself personally. This may also allow for more set hours and guaranteed salary or wages.
The sky’s the limit in terms of other possible settings for a massage therapist to work in! Some choose to work from their own home while others travel to their client’s home. Some people work on a cruise ship, in a Chiropractic office, or even on the beach!
As you can see, there are many options for massage therapy jobs. The lifestyle and annual wage are often very desirable, as the median annual wage for massage therapists was $41,420 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were also over 150,000 jobs in 2018, and the trend is this will continue to grow over the next ten years. This career is in need! You have the opportunity to help people feel better, so it is also very enjoyable and satisfying!
Learn more about the Professional Massage Academy’s Business Partnerships and tuition reimbursement HERE.