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A number of factors are necessary to make a successful career as a massage therapist. It is important to first understand what it takes for a massage therapist to be successful. Then, you need to decide where you would like to go to school to get your formal training, where you will need to receive at least 500 hours of instruction.
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As a masseuse, it is easy to see that there are many areas you can work. You can work at a doctor's or spa office, on a cruise line, or for an athletic team. One of the greatest advantages is the opportunity to own your own practice, and even become self-employed. More than half of the massage therapists in the US were self-employed in 2010. Many therapists work as part-time or on an appointment basis.
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You will soon discover the many opportunities available to you as a masseuse once you have become certified. You can work at a doctor's or spa office, on a cruise line, or for an athletic team. One of the best benefits of working in a massage therapist's office is the possibility to start your own business and be self-employed. In 2010, more then half of US massage therapists were working for themselves. Many therapists work as part-time or on an appointment basis.