A guide to becoming a massage therapist in Nevada

becoming a massage therapist

If you’re looking for a new career that offers both personal and financial satisfaction, consider becoming a massage therapist. Nevada is one of the best states in the country to launch your massage therapy career.

 

In this guide, we will outline the steps you need to take to become a licensed massage therapist in Nevada. We’ll also provide information on the different types of massage therapy jobs available in the state.

 

So read on to learn more about how to start your new career as a massage therapist in Nevada!

 

What is a massage therapist?

A massage therapist is a healthcare professional who provides massage therapy services. Massage therapists use their hands, elbows, and sometimes feet to manipulate a person’s muscles and soft tissues.

 

Massage therapy can be used for relaxation, stress relief, pain management, and to improve circulation. There are many different types of massage therapy, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, and trigger point massage.

 

How do I become a licensed massage therapist in Nevada?

In order to become a licensed massage therapist in Nevada, you must complete the following steps:

 

Step One: Complete an Approved Massage Therapy Program

In order to become a licensed massage therapist in Nevada, you must first complete an approved massage therapy program. A massage therapy program typically takes between six and twelve months to complete.

 

Step Two: Pass the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB)

After you have completed an approved massage therapy program, you must then pass the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB). The NCETMB is a written and practical exam that tests your knowledge of massage therapy.

 

Step Three: Apply for a License from the Nevada Board of Massage Therapy Examiners

Once you have passed the NCETMB, you can then apply for a license from the Nevada Board of Massage Therapy Examiners. To apply for a license, you will need to submit an application, pay the application fee, and provide proof that you have passed the NCETMB.

 

Step Four: Maintain Your License

Once you have been licensed as a massage therapist in Nevada, you will need to maintain your license by renewing it every two years.

 

To renew your license, you will need to complete at least 24 hours of continuing education and pay the renewal fee. You can find more information about maintaining your license on the Nevada Board of Massage Therapy Examiners website.

 

Congratulations! You are now a licensed massage therapist in Nevada! Now that you have your license, it is time to start your career as a massage therapist!

 

What are the career opportunities for a massage therapist in Nevada?

The job prospects for massage therapists are good in Nevada. The state is home to many resorts and spas, which are always in need of qualified massage therapists. In addition, the state’s population is growing, and as more people move to Nevada, the demand for massage therapists will continue to increase.

 

There are many different career paths that you can take as a massage therapist in Nevada. You can work in a spa, a resort, a clinic, or even start your own private practice. No matter what path you choose, you will be able to help people feel better and live healthier lives!

 

How to start your massage therapy career with NCC

NCC is renowned for its highly qualified and experienced teaching staff, who will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your new career.

 

Our program is designed to give you a well-rounded education, so that you can excel in any setting.

 

If you’re interested in becoming a massage therapist in Nevada, the first step is to enroll in a massage therapy program at a school like NCC.

 

Once you complete your training, you’ll be able to take the Nevada Massage Therapy Board’s licensure exam and become a licensed massage therapist in the state of Nevada.

 

So what are you waiting for? Start your new career today!

 

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Join one of the best Massage Therapy Schools in Las Vegas today!

At Northwest Career College, we operate one of the best Massage Therapy Schools in Las Vegas, and our Massage Therapy Course will teach you the skills you’ll need to apply the benefits of sports massage. 

The benefits of massage therapy are widely recognized, with employment for massage therapists expected to increase by 22% between 2014-2024, with an average massage therapist earning $39,360 a year. Additionally, many massage therapists maintain active, private practices, increasing both their flexibility and earnings. 

 

Our massage student clinic is open seven days a week, for both your and your client’s convenience, and we offer day and night classes to accommodate your work and family schedules. 

 

Our instructors are experienced professionals who will prepare you to sit for either the NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage) or the MBLEX (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards) exams, and we are proud of our 100% board pass rate. Call us at (702) 403-1592 to speak to one of our enrollment specialists today!

 

Written by:

Ivy Adams, BS, LMT
Massage Therapy Program Chair

 

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