Tags: career span

beach

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I've heard a few people mention that the average career span of a massage therapist is 5 to 7 years. However, most of the teachers at my school--who are also practicing massage therapists-- have been working at least 10 years, many more than that. I'm sure that how often you massage makes a difference, but I know that most of my teachers are full-time (at least 20 massages a week) therapists who teach on the side.

Is 5 to 7 years really realistic? If you're practicing good body mechanics and safety, is it likely to be longer than that?

I'd like to hear your opinions, experiences, etc... thanks.