Massage therapy looks like it was a good career move for many. My dilemma is I am an 22y/o LPN I also to would like to get into massage therapy. I would like to go back to school but I was n't exactly sure what to do. I know I did not what to be working for someone forever, I liked the idea of massage therapy because it expanded on my medical background and I felt it also appealed to my entreprenuerial side. But on the other hand people are like just get your RN I recieved a lot of negativity about going into this career due to it's uncertainty and salary. I would hate to spend so much money on the school and it not work out. I am just trying to weigh my options out but I do have to make up my mind soon. I basically looked at it I live in New york city , I must be able to find work in gyms, salons, spas, doctors offices, etc. Since it is a new field I should get into it know before every body hops on the bandwaggon and it becomes more regulated. They say their is a shortage of nurses you can't even get into a RN nursing program where I live you have to jump through so many whoops sometimes I think it is to deter people from going because that have such a great demand for the programs. But I don't really want to get my RN I think this would be a better career path for me and it is also more appealing I can see myself enjoying it as for my RN I can't. I got a little taste of the nursing world and I can't see me doing it for the rest of my life.