April 16, 2023

Advance Your Career in the Wellness Industry with Massage Therapy

These days, there’s a lot of excitement about careers in the wellness industry. With the growing demand in this sector from an increased interest in personal wellness, massage therapy is a great career choice, and massage therapy is just one of the exciting skills you’ll learn in our esthetics program at Summit Salon Academy KC!

What is the job outlook for massage therapists?

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for massage therapists is very positive. In fact, in the 10 years that will end in 2029, demand for professional massage therapists is expected to increase by 21 percent. That’s a lot faster than the job growth rate in other industries. The reason may be that people have become more aware of their health, especially with COVID-19 shifting the emphasis to health and wellness. Massage is an important tool to help reduce stress, manage pain, and improve body functions for better overall health.

What are the benefits of a massage therapy career?

Job satisfaction. Massage therapists, as well as people working in the esthetics field in general, report a high level of satisfaction with their jobs – in one recent survey, 88% said that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their choice of careers. Much of that satisfaction comes from knowing you are helping your clients feel better, improve their wellness, and live more relaxed, happier lives.

Job security. With such a positive career outlook for massage therapy, you can be sure that your skills will be in high demand in the years to come, with more job security than you’ll find in many other industries.

Career growth. Careers in esthetics, and massage therapy specifically, are never stagnant. There’s always room for growth and change when you’re ready, and you can work in a variety of health and wellness environments, including:

  • Luxury salons & spas
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Physician and chiropractic offices
  • Cruise ships
  • Luxury, full-service health clubs
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Physical therapy offices
  • And much more!

As you advance your career, you can specialize in a specific technique like reflexology or you can become a business owner. There are also opportunities in the wellness product industry for expert product testers and developers. Your esthetics license opens the door to a whole range of exciting opportunities!

Flexibility. Most careers in massage therapy, as with other esthetics specialties, have very flexible work schedules. In most cases, you can plan your schedule around your life instead of being confined to a typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule.

Active lifestyle. There’s no sitting all day in massage therapy or esthetics career, so you’ll keep your own body healthy as well with an active lifestyle. Staying physically strong is part of the job, so you’ll enhance your own wellness along with that of your clients.

Meet great people. If you’re a “people person,” you can be very successful as a massage therapist or esthetician because you’re helping others look and feel their best. Each day, you’ll meet different people who will be thankful for the service you provide, and these relationships can grow into wonderful friendships.

What do I learn in the esthetics program at Summit Salon Academy KC?

Massage therapy is just part of our world-class esthetics program here at Summit Salon Academy KC. You’ll also become an expert at facials, body treatments, makeup, waxing, nail care, and more. Our program also emphasizes the business side of career success, such as delivering exceptional customer service, good salesmanship practices, sanitation and safety, and state law requirements. Once you’ve successfully completed our program, you’ll be qualified to pass the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners exam for your Missouri Professional Esthetician license. After that, the sky is the limit for your new career!

Ready to get started on your esthetics career that includes expertise in massage therapy? Contact our professionals at Summit Salon Academy KC and get started today! Our world-class esthetics training will give you the skills you need to be successful in this exciting new career! You’ll find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO, or call us at (816) 252-4247 x303 for admissions information. You can also take our online career assessment to see if esthetics is the right field for you. Message us online to ask questions and learn more about our exciting esthetics program, and for more information, you can also schedule a tour of our CIDESCO-certified esthetics school.