Massage Therapists:

Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,066
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 28.51 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Treat psychological disorders and issues
Provide physical therapy to patients or clients
Massage patient or client
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Wrap extremities such as ankles, fingers, or wrists to support muscles or ligaments
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Develop treatment plans
Develop patient therapy programs
Feed food to individuals

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Related Licensing Requirements

Massage Therapist (18-0000000107)

1. Completed application. NOTE: Your Social Security number is required by the Professional Licensing Agency in accordance with IC 4-1-8-1. Disclosure is mandatory and this application cannot be processed without it. 2. Application fee of $100.00. Application fees are nonrefundable. Please make check or money order payable to "Indiana Professional Licensing Agency". 3. Passport Photo: A recent passport type photograph of the applicant, approximately two (2) inches by two (2) inches in size. 4. Massage Therapy Program/School: Applicants must submit an official transcript of grades directly from the Massage Therapy program/school from which the applicant obtained his or her degree that shows that the applicant has met all requirements for graduation/completion. Graduates of a foreign program must submit an official translation if the transcript is not in English. 5. Examination: You must submit NOTARIZED proof of completion and passage of an examination by one of the following entities if you do not qualify under the grandfathering provision: Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) National Board Certification Agency National Certificaiton Examination (NBCA NCE) 6. Proof of Professional Liability Insurance: You must include a notarized copy of your professional liability insurance with your application. It will need to list the State of Indiana as an additional insured according to IC 25-21.8-4-2 (3).

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Massage Therapy (3172342051)

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