Which is a more promising career massage therapist or pharmacy technician?
My opinion would be pharm tech it is way more promising. The medical field is always looking for help and new people. I f the world were to up and start going bad or falling apart you would be needed for your knowledge and skills in helping people. Pharm tech's usually earn a little more overall, but if you want a rewarding career helping people, massage therapy is just that.
Drugs usually don't really end up helping people feel better, not like a decent massage. In some cases drugs are vital and necessary. Then again so is massage.
As far as healing goes all of the healing that ever takes place happens within our own bodies by our own bodies. Massage can help people in pain without drugs.
Some therapists (like me) make upwards of $100 an hour plus tips. It pays the bills and I don't have to work eight hours a day or forty hours a week either.
If the world were, as stated above, "..to up and start going bad..." a massage career might be pretty well received by those in need of some good stress reduction.
Massage is a general term and there are many different types of massage to choose from.
As drug companies are coming under scrutiny more and more, massage therapy is growing in it's use in the medical field as well as the spas and healthclubs. Insurance companies are even paying for treatments in a few states like WA and FL. Be careful about which school you choose if you choose massage, not all schools are equal. Get a lot of referrals from local therapists on which school(s) they recommend. You will make the most in whatever career you are drawn too if you are passionate and inspired by what you do. Most massage therapists start their own business but there are some jobs out there that pay more than the entry massage salary of $15 an hour. These sites are a good place to begin: www.massagetherapy.com www.massagetoday.com www.massagemag.com
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) www.amtamassage.org
If you want to do massage therapy professionally you will need a license. There are different designations in different parts of the country and in different states. You may be a licensed massage therapist (LMT), a certified massage therapist (CMT), a licensed massage and bodywork therapist (LMBT), or just massage therapist.
If the unlicensed massage therapist is your friend who is just giving you a massage, then no, not really. However, if you go to a massage therapist's business and they are unlicensed, then yes it is illegal. You need a license to ensure you're acceptable to the standards of being a massage therapist.
I think you mean massage therapist, not message therapist. To add the term therapist emphasizes the therapeutic aspects of massage. There is no difference except when governmental entities issue licences, within their jurisdiction they may establish criteria and label the professional as a Massage Therapist.
When choosing a career it's most important to chose one based on how much you like it, rather than how much you will be earning. There may come a time when you realize the money isn't worth making if you can't enjoy what you are doing to make it. With that being said: Dental Assistant: $20,000-$27,000 Pharmacy Technician: $21,800-$30,000 EKG Technician: $22,000-$31,000 Cardiovascular Technician: $25,000-$37,000 Lab Technician: $28,000-$37,000 Radiology Technician: $39,000-$46,000 X ray Technician: $40,000-$45,000…
yes and no, I myself, as a male massage therapist believe that most men are much more comfortable with receiving a massage from a female massage therapist than a male massage therapist. men seem to react to massage as an intimate situation , not many think of it as a medical option for injury or stress.
As a male massage therapist, out of all the 1000+ people i have massage I have never been aroused because of touching a client. A real massage therapist keeps his focus on his work and not what the client looks like. But that does not mean that massage therapist don't get aroused during work, I'm pretty positive some do.
One who wishes to become a massage therapist must first decide which field of massage they would like to enter. For example; Health massage, sports massage, Reiki massage. The Massage Training Institute (MTI) have a network of training centres according to which type of massage training one wishes to undertake.
You do not need to go to college to become a massage therapist. Though that may be true in the future because the profession is growing so rapidly. Right now, you first need to find out if you are in a State regulated Massage Therapy licensing, or if you are in a State where individual municipalities, like counties or cities, have their own licensing laws.