Continuing our discussion of the many, varied and unusual reasons that massage therapy is an excellent career choice:


Massage therapy is one of the rare, golden careers that the relationship between training time and dollars earned is not direct. For example, physicians earn a high wage, but they have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars and many many years into their training before they can earn a penny. Massage therapy, on the other hand, requires a minimal time/money investment compared to the earning potential.

Our school, Mossmain College of Therapeutic Massage, has taken all of the nationally recognized, entry level standards and created a curriculum that, though it exceeds the standards, it is presented in a manageable and learner oriented fashion. The state of Montana requires a mere 500 hours of training at an NCBTMB(National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) approved institution to qualify to apply for licensure. MCTM offers a 656 hour program, meeting or exceeding requirements in 45 US states. We have broken down our curriculum so that it can be digested in smaller bits, we are in class for only four hours per day, four days per week. Even after we add in the student clinical hours, we are still able to provide a well-rounded, entry level education in nine months.

Yep, your training time is 9 months of half-time school. Compare this to cosmetology. (I’m not picking on cosmetologists, by the way. It is simply another personal-service profession that is trained in a similar fashion.)

Cosmetology school in our city is 2000 hours of training, or a full year of full time school. It also costs nearly twice what MCTM costs. The kicker here is that massage therapists earn a median wage of $17.29/hour, while cosmetologists earn a median wage of $10.95/hour.*

So, in a comparable, service-oriented profession, side by side comparison shows that the SHORT TRAINING TIME of Mossmain College of Therapeutic Massage actually pays off exponentially.

Call us here at Mossmain College of Therapeutic Massage if you are ready to explore a new career! 406.656.3366

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition