Just like any other career, your ability to get a good massage job will depend on how well you are able to promote your skills and abilities to potential massage employers. Massage employers also are just learning about working with massage therapists as employees so they often do not understand what it takes to run a successful massage business.
If you want to find a higher paying massage job, you have to spend much more time on researching this field and discover your ideal Job in Massage. You should remember that you come into the massage profession because of your passion for doing massage and helping others. With this intention you will have a better chance to get a good massage job. If you are always thinking that you can get the job without doing anything, you may find jobs but you will most likely be unfulfilled and unchallenged.
Finding your ideal massage job is a process of doing your research and being able to wait for your ideal job or if you need to - just take a low paying job until you can find your ideal massage job.
An ideal massage job will look something like this:
- Pays $45 an hour or more and pays you that whether or not you have a client or not
- Provides benefits in the way of vacation pay, profit sharing or other incentives, sick pay, pays for continuing education and training and holidays
- Considers you a part of the team and treats you as such working with you to build a massage client base and secure rebooking clients.
- Provides peer supervision groups or individual supervision sessions to help you deal with the everyday goings on dealing with clients and improving your communication skills.
The types of massage businesses:
- Spa, Day Spas, Destination Spas, Medical Spas
- Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Physical Therapists, Doctors
- Cruise ships, yachts
- Hospitals, Hospice Care, Assisted Living Communities
- Airports, Convention Centers, Visitors Bureaus
- Truck Stops, Street Fairs,
- Corporate Chair Massage
- Health clubs, gyms, professional sports teams
- Hotels and Resorts
The development of massage job is really unlimited. You can be as creative as you want and approach almost any business about adding massage to their list of services. The best way to find a high paying massage job is to follow your own dream.