How to Become a Massage Therapist in Maine
Maine is a popular destination for summer vacation; if you enjoy relaxation, you should consider becoming a massage therapist and you can help other people relax too! From eating lobster and relaxing on beaches to visiting lighthouses or national parks, it is a breath of fresh air.
Follow these basic steps in order to earn your massage therapy license and certification in Maine :
- Complete 500 hours of coursework and hands-on training at an approved school on behalf of the Office of Professional and Occupational Registration.
- Pass a national examination for certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork or the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.
- Apply for a job at a medical center or a social setting like a spa, salon, or resort.
You have the potential to earn a lot of money as a massage therapist; in 2012 the median pay for a massage therapist was $35,970 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.