According to money.usnews.com, massage therapists experience below average levels of stress and an above average amount of flexibility in their jobs, and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the job outlook for massage therapists is growing at a rate of 22% (much higher than the average.) So how do you get started into this low stress and fast growing occupation? Follow these steps to become a massage therapist in Pittsburgh.
Get a Good Education
Dedicate Yourself to Practice
Love What You Do
The state of Pennsylvania requires you to have completed 600 hours of training from an accredited school in order to apply for licensure, in addition to taking a certification exam. An education is the first and most important step to becoming a massage therapist not only because you need it to get licensed but because the industry demands knowledgeable and dedicated people who want to continue to learn and grow throughout their careers.
Here at Pittsburgh Career Institute, we offer an accredited Massage Therapist diploma program that can be completed in as little as 10 months!
During your training, the opportunity to work with real clients should be available. Massage therapy is a hands-on career, and practicing your craft is the only way to become better. PCI offers our students the chance to participate in an externship while supervised by licensed instructors. We believe this allows our students to experience what it will be like to work in a real world setting.
Massage therapy is all about helping your clients feel better. If you enjoy your job, it is easy for your clients to trust you and enjoy their service. With a career that is low stress and high in reward, how could you not love what you do?