Massage Therapy Ranks #4 in 2011 Best Healthcare Jobs

Massage therapy schools should continue to see an increase in new enrollments if the newest edition of U.S. News and World Report is any indication.

They’ve listed massage therapy on their list of 50 best careers in 2011 for the first time as a health care job to watch for.

Massage therapy is listed at position #4 in the healthcare section of the list. Most are not surprised by the rank, considering the state of the economy and all of the career professionals who are heading back to school for retraining. Massage therapist are only required to carry a license and complete a certain number of hours at vocational school, as opposed to spending years of their life at a 4-year college. This is an attractive option for adults who are exiting one career field and looking to get into another industry.

However, students at massage therapy schools would probably warn them to avoid underestimating the amount of effort required to complete the vocational programs. Massage is a very strenuous activity and it takes a lot of strength and physical well being to stand for hours and massage others. Massage therapy schools act as conditioning camps for this type of work and the book education is no walk in the part, either.

Massage therapy schools teach students everything from basic human bone structure and kinesiology, to special diseases and health related conditions. Most students at these schools are also positive about their future careers because they know that helping others is what they really look forward to. Massage therapy is one of the few remaining industries in which people use a hands-on approach to heal another person.

The touchiness of massage is an important component during massage therapy school, where students learn about western and eastern philosophy. With so much stress in the world, it is no wonder that this prized occupation found its way onto such a public list.

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