On the Job
Massage Therapists perform therapeutic massage of soft tissues or joints. They may help clients to regain range of motion and muscle strength. They may also work to reduce stress or increase relaxation.
This career requires physical strength and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Interview patients to gather medical information.
- Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
- Maintain medical records.
- Develop patient therapy programs.
- Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
- Confer with other professionals to plan patient care.
- Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
Typical Working Conditions
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Dealing with external customers.
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