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Massage Therapist

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Salary: $18,479 - $44,632
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Hourly: $8.88 - $21.46
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: 6 weeks-4 months
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Length of Training/Requirements
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requires massage therapists to become certified and licensed by the state. Training for the current minimum 300-hour program takes anywhere from six weeks to four months through a registered school and includes 50 hours of internship.

Licensure/Certification
Before massage therapists can practice, they must first become certified and licensed by the state of Texas. Licensing requires the successful completion of the state-administered written and practical examination and the registration must be renewed each year. Additionally, registered massage therapists are required to attend six hours of approved continuing education classes each year.

Educational Programs
Please check the Texas Department of State Health Services website for an updated listing of approved schools and instructors:
University or College City Degree*
Amarillo College Amarillo C
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Victoria College Victoria C
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate