August 23, 2021

Why Pursue a Career in Massage Therapy?

Choosing a career is an important decision. It’s helpful to pursue a career that matches your personality, fits your lifestyle, and makes you feel fulfilled. If you want to help people and work in a calming environment, becoming a massage therapist could be your perfect fit!

At Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, our massage therapy program is designed to prepare future professionals to enter the industry with confidence and skill. If you are unsure if massage therapy is right for you, here are a few reasons why becoming a massage therapist could be a great and rewarding career.

Client getting a hot stone massage

Shorter Time Commitment

Do traditional colleges seem like they take up too much time? Our 900-hour massage therapy program can be completed in as little as 12.5 months! If you need assistance paying for school, financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact us to learn more about financial aid options*.

To become a licensed massage therapist in Ohio, you must:

  • Be 18 or Older
  • Have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Graduate from an Accredited Massage Therapy Program
  • Pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam

Our massage therapy program can be great for people who want to kickstart their future! You can work with real clients in our student salon and spa*. The skills you learn in our massage therapy program can open many doors after graduation.

Career Opportunities

It helps to know that the career you’re pursuing has demand. The need for massage therapists seems to be stronger than ever. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for massage therapists is projected to grow 21% by 2029. That’s much faster than average!

One reason for this boost is probably thanks to the healthcare industry. More healthcare providers are recognizing the benefits of massage. Because of this, we’ve seen more massage therapists working in the medical field.

From freelancing to working in the healthcare industry, there can be many opportunities for you as a massage therapist.

Massage therapist massaging the face of their client

Flexible Schedules

Looking for a career with scheduling flexibility? About 46% of massage therapists in the industry are self-employed! As a self-employed massage therapist, you could set your own schedule, create your own space, travel to clients, and be your own boss. This can be a great option if you are a parent, work other jobs, or both!

Great Workplaces

Becoming a massage therapist gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of places. Some of the places you could work include:

  • Spas
  • Fitness Centers
  • Cruise Ships
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Physician Offices
  • And So Much More!

Not only can you work in different kinds of locations, but you’re also working in a relaxed environment. The soft music, warm atmosphere, and calming scents can help you feel at peace as you help your clients.

Helping Others

Massage therapists don’t just help people relax. They also can help people heal. Some of the health benefits of massage are:

  • Reduced Anxiety and Depression
  • Increased Joint Mobility
  • Improved Circulation
  • Improved Recovery of Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Stimulation of the Lymphatic System

As a massage therapist, your services could be essential in supporting peoples’ recovery. If you want a career where you can make a difference, our massage therapy program could be a great next step.

Massage therapist giving a massage to a client.

Learn More About Our Massage Therapy Program

Becoming a massage therapist can be a great career path. It can be an opportunity to be your own boss, work in a relaxing space, and help people live pain-free! If this sounds like a good fit for you, check out our massage therapy program. Our instructors are dedicated to helping you graduate with confidence. We want you to feel ready to pursue a rewarding career in massage therapy.

At Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, our massage therapy program can teach you popular massage and relaxation techniques. We offer this program at our Youngstown/Boardman Area Campus.

To learn more about enrolling, contact us today!

We hope to see you soon!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.