The Outlook of Massage Job
The massage job includes a large percentage of part-time job and self-employed job. It is one of the most popular jobs which has been paid more attentions; it also means that most massage therapists have started their own business. And it is only recently becoming available with the creation of the many massage franchise systems.
Doing Massage is a physical job. You will need to be in good shape and you will learn how to take care of yourself physically as well as mentally, emotionally and spiritually in massage school. Without good self care, your chances of becoming a massage therapist will also be very short.
In generally, you will be working in a dim room to relax and work with only one client. You will not be talking much to clients. If you work in more of a medical setting you can work in a brighter room and talk more with clients about their health and conditions.
Working for the employer, that means you can only get the basic and low pay, long hours and having to work weekends, evenings and holidays.
Working for yourself, you can manage your own hours but you will need to be available in the beginning to develop your business. You will be able to charge more when you work for yourself but you will also have business expenses that will be deducted from your income still leaving quite a good income if you are able to build clientele.
Most places regulate the amount of training you will need to become a massage therapist. You will have to check with each place where you really would like to work to see what is required. In general, you will be taking classes that include anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, pathology, massage theory, learning massage skills, ethics and business building.