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3 Good Reasons to Join a Massage Therapy Organization

April 23, 2015

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Joining a professional organization has real benefits for massage therapists

It is never too late or too early to get involved in a massage therapy organization as a student, recent graduate, or as an experienced professional! In order to enhance your career and gain valuable resources you should consider joining an organization or association. Here are a few of the benefits you would gain as a member of a professional organization.

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Professional Experience

Joining a professional massage therapist organization or association is a trait that displays commitment to your career. Employers value commitment because it also indicates dedication to your current or future position.

Massage Networking Opportunities

Along with professional experience, professional networking is another great benefit. Networking is an important aspect of every career and being a member of an organization will give you that immediate contact and community. Having this initial contact is helpful not only throughout the job search, but also to find someone to mentor you in your field. The more people you meet and have interaction with in your industry, the more chances you have to connect with them and communicate about career opportunities and maybe even land a job offer!

Massage Career Proficiency

Often times, these associations have requirements that push you to stay up-to-date on industry trends and your massage therapy skills. They may include continuing education courses or discounted courses. These will build personal confidence in your work as well as confidence from employers and future employers. Preserving your medical assisting skills with the continual development and integration of technology on the job is key to being successful.

There are many benefits that can be gained as a member of a professional association and that will benefit your resume, career, and possibly, your pay scale and job security as well. Start your training through First Institute’s Massage Therapy Program today!

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