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How to Continue my Massage Therapy Education in Arkansas

Practicing massage therapy in Arkansas can be a lucrative career, especially for those who choose to continue their education in MT. Arkansans have several options for continuing their education at various schools and through various programs throughout the state. Anyone can earn a degree in massage therapy at any level ranging from Associates to Doctoral Degrees.

Arkansas is nicknamed the Natural state If you need to know more information about continuing your MT education in Arkansas -- you've come to the right place. Choosing an MT-Accredited School in AR

When it comes to continuing your education in the field of massage therapy (particularly in Arkansas), there are many education options and it's important to determine which school will be the best option for you.

This is done by examining several different aspects about yourself and potential schools in Arkansas. Before choosing, a school to continue your massage therapy education in Arkansas consider:

*Your personal/professional schedule - Will you be available to attend classes or will online courses be a better option for you?
*The level of degree you're hoping to achieve - Do they offer the degree you're looking to obtain? (e.g. - Associates, Bachelors, Masters and/or Doctoral)
*The type of massage therapy career you would like to have - Are you searching for specialized training, and if so -- which schools offer the programs you're searching for? (e.g. - sports massage, medical massage, trigger point massage, etc.)

If you are new to the Arkansas, even if you have already received MT certification in a different state-- you will still need to obtain a license in this state, in order to practice massage therapy.

Arkansas MT License Requirements

*Minimum 500 hours of MT-related courses
*State exam (practical and written)/No nationally administered tests are required such as, the NCETMB or NCETM, which are mandated in 39 states in the U.S.

License renewal

MTs are required to renew their license, once every two years in this state. License renewal for those with an active license in Arkansas requires individuals to submit proof of their 18 hours of CEUs, provide the completed renewal form, a copy of their previous license and pay $80 for the renewal fees. Arkansas residents with an inactive license who are wishing to renew their license will need to pay the $80 in renewal fees, plus a $25 late fee, provide the completed renewal form and a copy of their previous license.

(The Arkansas massage therapy license expires on the birthdate of the MT license holder; licensed therapists will receive a notice and renewal form about six weeks prior to their license expiration date. However, the form can be found online at the website of the Arkansas State Board of Massage. For further information, the website may be found at: http://arkansasmassagetherapy.com .

Earning your degree in massage therapy can be very rewarding, especially in the state of Arkansas where the highest level of degree -- Doctor of Massage Therapy can earn anywhere from $100,000 to $150,000 or more per year.