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The ABCs of a Career in Massage Therapy

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This presentation examines careers in massage therapy, offering insight into massage therapy degree programs, schools and career options.

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The ABCs of a Career in Massage Therapy

  1. 1. The ABC’s of a Career in Massage Therapy<br />From the UniversityDecisions.com Decisions Center <br />UniversityDecisions.com<br />Copyright © 2010 VERGO Marketing, Inc. All Rights Reserved<br />
  2. 2. {<br />MASSAGE THERAPY<br />Do you want people to feel good about themselves? Are you concerned about other peoples’ health? Are you patient and comfortable around people? If you answered yes to any of these question, a massage therapy career may be right for you.<br />UniversityDecisions.com<br />Copyright © 2010 VERGO Marketing, Inc. All Rights Reserved<br />
  3. 3. {<br />A. CAREERS IN MASSAGE THERAPY<br /><ul><li>Places to work as a Massage Therapist
  4. 4. Private practice
  5. 5. Multidisciplinary clinics
  6. 6. Spas and holistic centers
  7. 7. Doctors’ or chiropractors’ offices
  8. 8. Rehabilitation centers
  9. 9. Nursing homes or hospitals
  10. 10. Health clubs and fitness facilities
  11. 11. Sports teams or sports medicine clinics
  12. 12. On-site massage in the workplace
  13. 13. Clients’ homes</li></ul>UniversityDecisions.com<br />Copyright © 2010 VERGO Marketing, Inc. All Rights Reserved<br />
  14. 14. B. Massage Therapy Courses<br />{<br /><ul><li>-Anatomy
  15. 15. -Physiology
  16. 16. -Kinesiology
  17. 17. -Pathology
  18. 18. -Massage history and theory
  19. 19. -Massage techniques and practice
  20. 20. -Assessment
  21. 21. -Principles of treatment
  22. 22. -Nutrition
  23. 23. -Ethics
  24. 24. -Business </li></ul>UniversityDecisions.com<br />Copyright © 2010 VERGO Marketing, Inc. All Rights Reserved<br />
  25. 25. C. Benefits of Being a Massage Therapist<br />Helping Others<br />Relieving the stress of others can be rewarding<br />UniversityDecisions.com<br />Lifestyle <br />Create you own hours and avoid the corporate lifestyle<br />Financial Benefits <br />Depending on where you work, massage therapy can be financially rewarding<br />Career Stability<br />Massage therapy is a growing field. As the medical benefits of massage therapy, become more well known, the need for qualified therapists is increasing.<br />Copyright © 2010 VERGO Marketing, Inc. All Rights Reserved<br />
  26. 26. Massage Therapy Schools & Certifications<br />{<br />There are several options when it comes to massage therapy schools and degree programs. Considering tuition prices and time requirements to become certified to help narrow down your options.<br />Licensure is required to practice massage therapy. Massage therapy schools and degree programs can assist you in understanding U.S. licensing requirements. <br />National certification is also required by some states. Check with your massage therapy school to find out your states’ requirements.<br />UniversityDecisions.com<br />Copyright © 2010 VERGO Marketing, Inc. All Rights Reserved<br />
  27. 27. {<br />Get Certified Now!<br />Visit UniversityDecisions.com to<br />Review your degree program options<br />Choose to go to school online, on-campus or both<br />Explore colleges, universities, career colleges and vocational schools<br />UniversityDecisions.com<br />Copyright © 2010 VERGO Marketing, Inc. All Rights Reserved<br />

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