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Is Massage Therapy a Good Career?

School of Health April 15, 2019

Before selecting a program, it’s important to understand if it’s the right career path for you. Many students choose a program that sounds interesting and exciting and end up in a job that they don’t love as much as they thought they would. So, is massage therapy a good career? Massage therapy is a great profession for anyone who is a hands-on worker, wants a versatile and flexible work environment, and is interested in helping others. The points below discuss the reasons a career as a massage therapist may be an ideal career for you.

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Massage Therapy is a Diverse Industry

Becoming a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) opens many doors in regards to where you can find work. Your day to day can vary depending on the type of environment you want to work in. Massage therapists can work in chiropractic offices, wellness clubs, spas, sports rehab centres, or on their own for freelance. You may have the choice of travelling for work, working from home, and working outside of the 9-5 office hours. When enrolled in a Massage Therapy course, you will learn about all the various work environments so you’re able to make an informed decision on which environment fits your interests best.

Great Job For An Entrepreneur / Self-Starter Type

If you are the self-starter type—someone who is motivated and self-disciplined with an entrepreneurial bone—choosing a career as a licensed massage therapist may be great for you. A career in Massage therapy can allow you to be your own boss, which gives you the freedom to choose your own hours and take on as much work as you’d like. Massage therapy is a great choice for students who want to make a living while still having time for the things they love. This makes a career as a massager therapist desirable for individuals with families.

A Job For Helping Others

Not everyone gets to say they work in an environment where they get to help someone every single day. The reason many massage therapists enjoy their jobs is because of that reason itself—helping people. The point of therapeutic massage is to help relieve stress, tension, and pain of others, and at the end of an appointment, clients leave feeling better than they did when they walked in. If you are someone who thrives off helping others, a career in massage therapy would be extremely gratifying.

Hands-on Career

Anyone considering massage therapy as a career has to be someone who enjoys working with their hands and being on their feet all day. If this sounds like you, this may be another indicator a career in massage therapy may be right for you. This career is quite literally hands on. You have to enjoy working with your hands and be okay with the physical aspects. You have the freedom to choose whether you stand or sit when massaging, which for many, is more enjoyable than staying in a sedentary position for 8 hours a day.

Work Readiness

If you choose to take Robertson College’s Massage Therapy Diploma Program you will take part in a practicum, where you are given the opportunity to integrate the theory you learned in the classroom into practice in a massage therapy setting. This will give you the necessary practical experience before graduation, which lets you start work right after graduation. You are qualified to dive right in after graduation.

Healthy and Positive Lifestyle

A career in massage therapy means no two days are the same. The one constant to each day is that you can approach every day knowing your clients are happy to see you. One of the main goals of massage therapy is to take people from high stress into an atmosphere where can release tension. Imagine working in an environment where the main goal is to release tension? That is what RMTs get to do every single day!  

Hopefully after reading the above points, you’ll have a better understanding if a career in massage therapy makes sense for you. It’s also important to note that this could be a reality for you in just over two years. It doesn’t take long to become a licensed massage therapist. At Robertson, we offer both a Massage Therapy Diploma Program and an Advanced Massage Therapy Diploma Program. Our Massage Therapy Diploma Program based in Brandon, Winnipeg, and Calgary gives students the necessary classroom and hands-on training they need to take into the workplace right away. At Robertson, we are committed to providing you with research and evidence-informed education that goes beyond the standards. Reach out to a Robertson Admissions Advisor today for more information.

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