Massage therapists can help determine the content of the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) by taking the 2017 Job Task Analysis and Career Patterns Survey offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards  (FSMTB).

The Job Task Survey

“[The survey] is used to ensure that [the MBLEx] reflects current practice and properly assesses the relevant knowledge, skills and abilities needed for competent entry-level practice,” FSMTB Executive Director Debra Persinger told MASSAGE Magazine.

The MBLEx is the licensing exam used by most U.S. states’ boards of massage therapy.

Massage therapists’ input on the job task survey “adds to the integrity of the examination process, contributes to efforts leading to portability for therapists and lends to the overall credibility of the profession,” noted an FSMTB press release.

The survey is administered every five to seven years as a process for determining the tasks massage therapists perform, the type of working conditions in which they perform the tasks, what therapists need to know in order to execute their work, and skills they need to have in order to effectively work as a massage therapist, according to the press release.

The survey will be open through Aug. 18.