How to Become a Massage Therapist in Arkansas
Arkansas is known for its historical culture, but it is also a perfect place to become a massage therapist. After you visit all the main attractions including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, the Hot Springs, the Garvin Woodland Gardens, and the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, you should earn you license and certification in massage therapy!
It is easier than you might think to start your massage therapy career in Arkansas :
- Finish 500 hours of training in massage techniques and theory.
- Of those 500 hours, 50 hours must be for practice under the supervision of a licensed massage therapist.
- Pass the MBLEx exam.
- Earn your license on behalf of the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy and your certification from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.
- Work at a spa, salon, or resort. You can also apply at a doctor’s office, wellness center, or sports injury clinic.
How would you like to make over $35,970 a year? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that is the median salary for massage therapists!