You may be concerned about whether you’ll be able to find a massage therapy job when you get out of school. You can feel confident that Crystal Mountain has a wonderful reputation among spas, medical clinics, and other types of therapeutic clinics in Albuquerque and throughout the state of New Mexico. Many massage therapy job providers in this area will hire Crystal Mountain graduates right out of the program rather than requiring one or two years of experience before considering them for employment. The school networks with many of the potential employers in the city and keeps them informed of our recent graduates. They will also call us when they are looking for new therapists to ask us for referrals we think would fit well into their organization. We assist graduates with suggestions and leads as they begin their career in massage therapy..
Students at Crystal Mountain receive an excellent business education that prepares them for looking for work or starting their own business. With training in building a private practice, keeping accurate records, tracking business expenses, preparing a job resume and interviewing skills, our graduates are well prepared to begin their new careers.
No one can guarantee employment for graduates but we do maintain a bulletin board where we post announcements about businesses that are looking to hire. We also receive and forward email announcements about massage therapy job postings to our graduates.
There are many different job opportunities for graduates. Chiropractors, acupuncturists, established massage businesses, health clubs and spas, hotels and cruise ships are some of the industries that often hire massage therapists.
Many of our graduates prefer to open their own businesses instead of working for someone else. After graduating they set up their own private practice or share space with other therapists.
Here are some of the approximate costs for getting started as a massage therapist in New Mexico that you may wish to anticipate.
Licensing, Membership, and Insurance Costs
There are certain costs that most massage therapy school graduates must pay in order to practice legally in the state of New Mexico. Professional membership and liability insurance are not mandatory in all circumstances but we strongly recommend them for your continuing education and financial protection.
Temporary NM Massage License
$100 (includes $75 application toward the permanent license)
Local Business License
$99 each year (approximate)
Mblex exam application
Permanent NM Massage License for first few months
$5 - $55 (depending on month licensed, and if $75 application fee has already been paid)
Permanent NM Massage License starting Nov. 1