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How to Become a Massage Therapist in Missouri

Do you want to start a career in massage therapy in Missouri? With major metropolitan areas like Kansas City and St. Louis, there is a huge demand for massage therapists. Likewise, resort locations like Branson have millions of tourists every year that want to relax and unwind with a massage.

You simply have to follow these steps in order to earn your license and certification in Missouri :

    • Enroll in a massage therapy school on behalf of the Missouri Division of Professional Registration Board of Therapeutic Massage.
    • Complete 500 hours of coursework in health sciences and clinical practice.
    • Pass the NCETMB, NCETM, MBLEx, Asian Bodywork Therapy Exam, or the American Medical Massage Association exam.

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    • Undergo 500 hours of mentorship / apprenticeship with an approved school or provider.
    • Pass the NCETMB, NCETM, MBLEx, Asian Bodywork Therapy Exam, or the American Medical Massage Association exam.

There are endless avenues you can pursue after earning your license and certification in massage therapy. You can apply at a doctor’s office, nursing home, sports injury clinic, or wellness center. If you prefer to work in a non-medical setting, you can work at a spa, salon, or resort!

Do you want to earn over $35,970 per year? This is the average salary of a massage therapist according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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