Being a massage therapist is one of the most versatile and rewarding careers I can think of. It offers flexibility and autonomy. There are lots of opportunities for personal growth and development. Relationships with clients are meaningful and help you understand the ways in which you make a difference in another's life. There are always new techniques to learn and incorporate into your practice.
The career has been recognized by careerbuilder.com as the best part-time job for 2009. Job growth for massage therapists, they say, is expected to increase faster than average, which is a great thing in today's economic uncertain times.
I'd love to hear your comments about being or training to be a massage therapist. What do you think about the part-time employment prospects? About massage therapy in today's economy? About the career in general?