Flexible Schedules Allow You to Overcome the Limited Free Time Challenge: Go Back to School Now For a Better Career

When people consider going back to school to train for a better career, one of the most common objections they have is that they don’t have the time. In the first article in this series, we discussed how sometimes our own minds can work against us. Usually stemming out of a fear of change, our brain provides excuses to keep us from doing things that will change our lives in some way, like buying a car or changing cell phone service providers, for example.

Myths About Massage Therapy School: How to Overcome Obstacles And Go Back to School For a Rewarding Future

It’s the start of a new year and that means that many of us are taking stock of our lives and setting goals for ourselves in order to improve those lives. A common New Year’s resolution is improved finances, often through a better job or a new career such as massage therapy. Going back to school for a new career is a big and bold decision and it is easy to understand why you may wonder if it is in fact, the right decision.

How to Become a Licensed Massage Therapist in New York

When it comes to practicing massage therapy professionally, you will need to meet certain requirements depending on where you intend to practice. In 48 out of 5o states, you need some kind of credential to work as a massage therapist and each state has its own regulations. In 44 out of the 48 states previously mentioned (plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), you are required to take and pass the MBLEx to become licensed to practice as a massage therapist.

US News Ranks Massage Therapist as One of The Best Jobs

According to US News, “The increasing number of spas and massage clinics in recent years underscores a growing demand for massage services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist employment growth of 22 percent between 2014 and 2024, adding 36,500 more professionals to this field.” The same article lists careers in massage therapy as follows: “Massage Therapists rank #8 in Best Health Care Support Jobs and #50 in The 100 Best Jobs.”