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Become A Massage Therapy Instructor

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Working As A Massage Therapy Instructor

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • $90,840

    Average Salary

What Does A Massage Therapy Instructor Do At Confidential

* Maintain a teaching assignment for each module.
* Instruct the assigned course(s) in accordance with the approved curriculum.
* Ensure that the quality and quantity of instruction provided in the classroom is consistent with the stated objectives of the school and industry.
* Maintain a daily record of student attendance and grades in accordance with school policy.
* Ensure that the classroom and school?s atmosphere is conductive to maximum learning and retention of

What Does A Massage Therapy Instructor Do At The Estee Lauder Companies

* Prepare for class including presentation and teaching of curriculum
* Ensure that the curriculum being taught reflects current standards within the industry as well as in alignment with the Aveda Institute Development team
* Ensure safe and sanitary practices are being upheld by both students and instructors when practicing or demonstrating in classroom and clinic floor
* Attend scheduled team and Institute meetings as requested
* Project a professional image at all times to internal and external guests
* Maintain academic records and ensure continuous evaluations are given to students on an ongoing basis (i.e. student performance in theory, practical and clinical experiences)
* Participate in special events such as Career Fairs, Information Celebrations, student recognition and Earth month.
* Ensure guest satisfaction by effectively managing clinic floor, advise and guide students and
* Assist in resolving student or guest challenges
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Massage Therapy Instructor Do At Massage Envy

* Deliver 30- and 60-minute Total Body Stretch sessions to promote members’ and guests’ flexibility, mobility, circulation, injury prevention, recovery and performance as part of the Massage Envy vision of total body care.
* Customize sessions to best meet member and guest needs.
* Make recommendations on frequency, enhancements (when applicable), and home care within the scope of practice.
* Assist in the cleanliness of the location.
* Maintain professional appearance at all times.
* Assist in the promotion of the health and wellness benefits to members and guests receiving stretch therapy on a regular basis; communicate various promotions to members and guests.
* Create excellent member/guest experience through friendly and helpful attitude.
* Reliable, on time attendance.
* Attends all scheduled shifts, is prompt to work and works entire scheduled shift.
* Other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Massage Therapy Instructor

Educational requirements vary with the subject taught and the type of educational institution. Most commonly, postsecondary teachers must have a Ph.D. However, a master's degree may be enough for some postsecondary teachers at community colleges. In career and technical schools, work experience may be important for getting a postsecondary teaching job.


Postsecondary teachers who work for 4-year colleges and universities typically need a doctoral degree in their field. Some schools may hire those with a master’s degree or those who are doctoral degree candidates for some specialties, such as fine arts, or for some part-time positions.

Doctoral programs generally take multiple years after the completion of a bachelor’s degree program. They spend time completing a master’s degree and then writing a doctoral dissertation, which is a paper presenting original research in the student’s field of study. Candidates usually specialize in a subfield, such as organic chemistry or European history.

Community colleges or career and technical schools also may hire those with a master’s degree. However, in some fields, there are more applicants than available positions. In these situations, institutions can be more selective, and they frequently choose applicants who have a Ph.D. over those with a master’s degree.

Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. At a minimum they must hold the degree of the program in which they are teaching. For example, the teacher must hold an associate’s degree if they teach a program that is at the associate’s degree level. In addition, work experience or certification may be just as important as education for getting a postsecondary teaching job at a career or technical school.

Other Experience

Some institutions may prefer to hire those with teaching or other work experience, but this is not a requirement for all fields or for all employers.

In health specialties, art, or education fields, hands-on work experience in the industry can be important. Postsecondary teachers in these fields often gain experience by working in an occupation related to their field of expertise.

In fields such as biological science, physics, and chemistry, some postsecondary teachers have postdoctoral research experience. These short-term jobs, sometimes called “post-docs,” usually involve working for 2 to 3 years as a research associate or in a similar position, often at a college or university.

Some postsecondary teachers gain teaching experience by working as graduate teaching assistants—students who are enrolled in a graduate program and teach classes in the institution in which they are enrolled.

Some postsecondary teachers, especially adjunct professors, have another job in addition to teaching.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Postsecondary teachers who prepare students for an occupation that requires a license, certification, or registration, may need to have—or they may benefit from having—the same credential. For example, a postsecondary nursing teacher might need a nursing license or a postsecondary education teacher might need a teaching license.


A major goal for postsecondary teachers with a doctoral degree is attaining a tenure—a guarantee that a professor cannot be fired without just cause. It can take up to 7 years of moving up the ranks in tenure-track positions. The ranks are assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Tenure is granted through a review of the candidate’s research, contribution to the institution, and teaching.

Tenure and tenure track positions are declining as institutions are relying more heavily on part-time faculty.

Some tenured professors advance to administrative positions, such as dean or president. For information on deans and other administrative positions, see the profile on postsecondary education administrators. For more information about college and university presidents, see the profile on top executives.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. To challenge established theories and beliefs, conduct original research, and design experiments, postsecondary teachers need good critical-thinking skills.

Interpersonal skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be able to work well with others and must have good communication skills to serve on committees and give lectures.

Resourcefulness. Postsecondary teachers need to be able to present information in a way that students will understand. They need to adapt to the different learning styles of their students and teach students who have little or no experience with the subject.

Speaking skills. Postsecondary teachers need good communication skills to give lectures.

Writing skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be skilled writers to publish original research and analysis.

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Massage Therapy Instructor Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Swedish

  • Spanish

  • Thai

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Russian

  • Hawaiian

  • German

  • Dutch

  • Carrier

  • Tibetan

  • Arabic

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Real Massage Therapy Instructor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Instructor of Performance Therapy Whole Fitness LLC Phoenix, AZ Sep 01, 2015 $417,400
Radiation Therapy Instructor Bellevue College Bellevue, WA Jan 09, 2016 $58,826
Radiation Therapy Instructor Bellevue College Bellevue, WA Sep 01, 2013 $56,821
Massage Therapy Instructor Santa Ana Valley College Inc. Santa Ana, CA Aug 31, 2015 $55,510
Massage Therapy Instructor Santa Ana Valley College Santa Ana, CA Sep 01, 2012 $53,430

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Top Skills for A Massage Therapy Instructor


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Top Massage Therapy Instructor Skills

  1. Human Anatomy
  2. Curriculum Development
  3. Anatomy/Physiology
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted in curriculum development, Developed and created class materials including syllabi and tests.
  • Key accomplishment: Successfully showed students superior advanced massage techniques, such as Deep Tissue and stretching techniques.
  • Performed Swedish massage; Deep Tissue massage, including trigger point release; knowledgeable in Joint Mobilization and Range of Motion exercisesc
  • Instructed students on professionalism and the ethics of Massage Therapy.
  • Instructed classes on deep tissue, kinesiology, Swedish massage and structural integration technique.

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