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First, find out what you can legally do in Queensland, Australia. Do NOT start working, even for free, until you know for certain that it will not jeopardize your ability to be licensed, certified, or whatever the process is in your area.Tilly wrote:I have until May and wondered about what I can do between now and then to give me a head start. As far as promoting myself or gaining experience, what could I do?
Second, start exploring different types of working environments. Talk to working therapists about what their practices are like, and also talk to anyone they might be working for. Employers of MTs may give you a different type of advice/insight into what sort of working arrangement/environment you want to pursue.
Third, start saving some money. You may need to invest in supplies, advertising, licensing, insurance, and other expenditures related to professional practice and/or business ownership.
Fourth, look into working/volunteering at places that employ MTs or which might be open to having an MT in the future. For example, working as a receptionist at a gym, spa, massage center, or medical office will give you great relevant experience while you make some money. If they employ MTs, you'll get to see what their situation is like first-hand. Volunteering with a sports event or to help a team in some fashion may help you meet people that open doors for you to work with athletes. The possibilities are endless...
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you don't want to start out on the wrong foot even if it's with the best of intentions.
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