One fantastic career
opportunity for massage therapists is to work for a chiropractic
physician. DCs (doctors of chiropractic) love to offer patients the
option of massage therapy as a beneficial addition to their
treatment plan. Having a part-time massage therapist on-site as
part of their practice makes this easy and financially rewarding
for the DC as well as for the massage therapist.
The "Massage Book" blog has a great article called "How to Partner with a
Chiropractor". Many National University massage graduates
choose this option as either the focus of their career, or as a
part-time option in addition to a small practice of their own.
Here are more recommendations from an MT who works in a
If you want to work with DCs or other medical professionals,
there are many advantages in choosing National University for your
massage therapy education:
Preparing you to work in partnership with other medical
professionals is just one way National University gives you a career advantage in massage
The American Massage Therapy Association has new Career Guidance and Job Bank resources on its website that can help
you explore your options as a massage therapist.
One of our favorite pages under Career Guidance is the Workplace Options page. Here, you can learn
more about the many massage settings you can choose from once you
have your license, such as: franchises, fitness ad sports centers,
medical and health care settings, self-employment and spas. There's
a downloadable PDF for each option describing what you'll need to
learn, what you can expect, wage estimates, and more!
There is even a Career Path Quiz that can analyze your
personal interests, preferences, work style, and make suggestions
as to which massage therapy venues might be best for you.
So check it out, and then check out our NUHS massage therapy
program and so you can apply and get on your way to an exciting
The U.S. News and World Report online money and career guide has
great news for those considering a career in massage therapy. It
ranks massage therapist as #17 on a list of Best Health Care Jobs.
Furthermore, it ranks massage therapists as #27 on their list of
"100 Best Jobs" overall.
The article discusses the pros and cons of massage therapy, as
well as training requirements and salary data. According to their
data, the median salary for a massage therapist is currently
$35,970, while the upper 10% of massage professionals earn $70,140.
Furthermore, it states that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
predicts that jobs for massage therapists will grow 22.6% between
2012 and 2022, adding 30,000 more professionals to this field.
Read the U.S. News article here, and then learn
how you can get started on your new massage therapy career at National University of Health
When you choose a career in massage therapy, a world of
possibilities is open to you. Massage therapists work in all sorts
of interesting places--even the Olympics! Here's an article
from a massage therapist who will be traveling to the 2012 London
Olympic Games. She explains the steps that led her to this
opportunity, and also what's involved in becoming an expert in
Where Do You Work? Working in Sports Massage
At the beginning
of their careers, almost every massage therapist faces the question
of how to build their clientele on a meager or non-existent
marketing budget. To help get the word out there without breaking
the bank, consider the time-tested technique of barter - the
exchange of services and goods for the same.
Massage Therapists can broaden their word-of-mouth clients
through their barter buddies while cutting back on their own
To start with, you might exchange a
massage for a small ad in a local paper, or get your business cards
or other printing done by a local printer in dire need of touch
therapy. Branching out, the possibilities are endless:
personal training sessions, acupuncture, chiropractic, reflexology,
facials, hair care, nail services, gym memberships, oil changes,
dry cleaning, and all the while you are adding more and more people
to the list of clients who will recommend you.
though, is that barter is fully taxable. According to the IRS,
income from barter arrangements must be reported as income in the
year in which the goods or services are exchanged. Arrangements on
a noncommercial basis are exempt and fewer than 100 commercial
transactions in a given year do not need to be reported.
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