Certified Massage Therapist vs Licensed Massage Therapist?

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I was thinking of going to school to become a massage therapist and had some questions. What is the difference between being a licensed massage therapist and a certified massage therapist? I know that a certificate is less schooling and cheaper but will I still be able to get decent work? And another question I had was being a male would it be harder for me to find work in this field? I asked this because I came across a blog about a guy who went to school for massage therapy and is now having a very difficult time finding work and he believes it’s because of his gender. Any feedback would help, 10 points to the best answer!

When you finish your massage therapy education you then certified. But you also need to get a license to be able to work. The criteria is dependent on which state you live in. My education took close to two years because i specialized in many modalities (clinical, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, trigger point etc.). Remember, the more modalities you know, the better the jobs are going to be. Male massage therapists may have a harder time in spas, but there are so many places you can work depending on what you are interested in. Hospitals, chiropratic offices, physical therapy clinics are all great places to work. Bottom line, the more educated and talented you are, the more successful you’re going to be regardless of your gender. Good luck!!

One Response to “Certified Massage Therapist vs Licensed Massage Therapist?”

  1. Veronique Says:

    When you finish your massage therapy education you then certified. But you also need to get a license to be able to work. The criteria is dependent on which state you live in. My education took close to two years because i specialized in many modalities (clinical, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, trigger point etc.). Remember, the more modalities you know, the better the jobs are going to be. Male massage therapists may have a harder time in spas, but there are so many places you can work depending on what you are interested in. Hospitals, chiropratic offices, physical therapy clinics are all great places to work. Bottom line, the more educated and talented you are, the more successful you’re going to be regardless of your gender. Good luck!!References : Certified & Licensed Massage Therapist

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