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.