Choose the right school
Choosing the right school is important. The first step is to find out its accreditation status, which can tell you whether or not it's been approved by a governing body. You might also want to check on how many students have graduated from this school and their success rate in finding jobs in their field of choice. Find out what kind of facilities are available at your prospective school—if it doesn't offer a massage therapy clinic, then maybe you should look elsewhere!
There are a few other things worth noting when looking into schools: How many students graduate? What sort of job placement does this institution offer? What type of degree do they offer (i.e., massage therapy certificate vs associate's degree)? Do they require field work before graduation? If so, where will you get placed? These are all valid concerns that will help determine whether or not attending this particular institution would be worthwhile for your needs!
Get the right certifications
Certifications are a way for you to get recognized in your field, but they aren't the same as licenses.
If you're looking for a career in massage therapy, certification can help make you stand out from other applicants when it comes time for employers to look at resumes and applications. Contrary to popular belief, there are many affordable certification programs.
Some certifications are required if you want to work as a massage therapist at certain spas or other businesses that require licensing. For example, in some states (like New York), all massage therapists must have 500 hours of classroom training before they apply for certification through their state board of education; after being certified by this organization, they can then progress on their career path by earning additional certifications as well as getting licensed as an LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist).
Talk to therapists who are already in the business
Talk to the therapists in your area. If you're interested in becoming a massage therapist, talk to some of them and ask about the certification process. Also ask about their experience with their school or training facility—especially if there's one nearby. They’ll be the first to tell you about the rise of opportunity they’ve witnessed.
Becoming a massage therapist is easier than it seems!
As a massage therapist, you will have the chance to help people feel better. There are many different types of massage therapy that can be used to treat different conditions and bring relief to those in pain. Becoming a massage therapist is not as hard as it seems!