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Interested in Massage Therapy School? Read This First!

In the course of analyzing all of the differences when it comes to massage schools, I have produced five valuable questions to ask yourself when analyzing the multitude of schools out there. Like any career change, certain data must be looked at before you jump in. A normal sized city will have at least 5 or more therapeutic massage schools in the area. Research has shown that one massage therapy school can be quite different from the next. Thus, your first big decision should be which school to attend. Hopefully, the questions below will help you decide.

# 1: How do I pay for it? When you analyze the cost of becoming a licensed massage therapist verses the cost of a bachelors degree, even one which runs in upwards of $9,000.00 is far less expensive than a 4 year college alternative, which currently would cost $72,000 or more to complete.. Even so, most of us do not have $5,000 - $9,000 lying around to put in an education. Consequently, financial aid is important to consider. Ponder this: Ask yourself how long it will take you to pay back a loan, based upon what you believe you will be making. Most loans offer a low interest rate which will make it easier for you to pay it back over time.

# 2: Will massage therapy school hours work out with the rest of my duties? Virtually all therapeutic massage schools are aware that the educatees who attend their school have lives outside of the classroom. Virtually all students have to hold down jobs while attending therapeutic massage school, while others have children at home. Many schools offer programs designed to cater to the working adult. Check to make sure that the school you like offers a variety of schedules to meet your needs.

# 3: How much does it cost? Massage therapy school tuition will range anywhere from $6.00 to $17.00 per hr of teaching! The average typically falls close to $9.00 or $10.00 per credit hour. Some schools include the cost of supplies, or even a massage table. Figure out what is provided verses what you are asked to purchase before you invest.

# 4: Approximately how long will it take to graduate, from start to finish? Therapeutic massage schools have a full variety when it comes how much investment is required to graduate. Massage schools can range anywhere from 6 - 15 months, or longer. Keeping this news in mind, you should always ask yourself a couple of significant questions in regards to the amount of time you place in your training. Remember, if you are hurried through a program you have a greater chance of missing out on something. On the other side of the coin, you should additionally think about how much money you will lose if you are learning rather than working.

# 5: How long will it take to get to the therapeutic massage school? Isnít technology wonderful? Today, many degrees can be earned by taking on-line courses. From the comfort of your living room you can do everything but get handed your diploma. Unfortunately, due to the nature of massage therapy, progress hasnít quite caught up. Therefore, you will most likely have to earn your credits the old fashioned way, driving the car or taking the bus to school.

Again let me compliment you on your career choice. Massage Therapy School can be one of the brightest life-changing options you could ever decide upon. I hope that these tips will prove good for you as you commence your adventure into one of the greatest professions in the world.

Bruce Webster is a freelance author and massage fan. A recommended site which he enjoys is: http://www.nmsnt.org/ - Massage Therapy School

Bill Johnston