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Massage Therapists - Skills and Abilities

Massage therapists need to:


  • Understand spoken information.
  • Listen to others and ask questions.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Understand written information.
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  • Read and understand work-related materials.

Reason and Problem Solve

  • Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
  • Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
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  • Recognize the nature of a problem.
  • Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.

Work with People

  • Be aware of others’ reactions and understand the possible causes.
  • Look for ways to help people.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.