Reasons to become a Massage Therapist

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Choosing a career can be an overwhelming process. Some might consider becoming a massage therapist because they believe that it is their passion to help people feel better, while others may see the potential and demand in the market or they simply want to be their own boss and work on their own time.

Helping Hand – Registered Massage Therapists provide an invaluable service to clients who suffer with chronic pain, injuries or other health conditions. Registered Massage Therapists make it a goal to offer their clients some relief from symptoms without the use of any medication. The rewarding feeling you’ll get after you know you’ve helped someone get the help they needed should be enough to keep you wanting to do it again.

Bright Future – If you love the idea of a job that gets you on your feet and allows you to choose from a variety of working environments, like medical settings, resorts and spas or even work from your own home, becoming a massage therapist can certainly open those doors for you. Not only can you take your skills to a variety of geographic locations and environments, you can definitely count on the growing demand in the market for this service.

Set Your Schedule – As a Massage Therapist, you can set your own schedule. As our Program Coordinator, Chad Friel once described, “With Massage Therapy, you can potentially earn full time pay with part time hours”.  This allows you to be your own boss and gives you a chance to juggle family or take on a hobby or anything else you’d like.

Income – Depending on your set up, if you are working from home or renting an office space and how many clients you are willing to take in a day, keep in mind that your salary will change but according to Payscale.com, a job search engine, the average Registered Massage Therapist hourly pay in Calgary, Alberta is $33.43.

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