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Massage Therapy as a Career

Types of Massage Therapy Jobs

As a massage therapist, you might work for:

  • Spas, resorts, and luxury hotels
  • Sports and fitness clubs, including golf, tennis, etc.
  • Professional athletic associations and franchises
  • Physical therapy clinics and centers
  • Hospitals
  • Holistic health and wellness centers
  • Chiropractors
  • Physician practices
  • Nursing homes/assisted living facilities
  • Private practice

The Professional Setting

Massage therapists work in a variety of settings, including wellness centers, hospitals, fitness centers, clinical settings, and spas. If you choose to develop a private practice, you may travel to clients’ homes or office settings. More than likely, you will work in a number of locations, depending on your schedule and client base.

Job Outlook

Massage Therapy: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Outlook:  Massage therapists are in demand, and the need for them is growing. As a massage therapist, you will need to develop a network of clients. Joining professional associations can also help build contacts and increase business opportunities.

Employment change: Employment in this field is expected to increase by 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment will grow as more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy, leading to new openings for massage therapists. There is an increase in the number of spas as well as massage clinic franchises.

Earnings/Salary Data

The earnings of massage therapists may vary, depending on their experience, skill level, and location. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more.

Location: Geographic location may be a factor in massage therapist salaries. For the latest information on salaries and earnings, visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics site.

Related Resources: Massage Therapy Resources

Here are additional resources you can investigate to learn more:

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200, Golden, CO 80401
http://www.massagetherapy.com/careers/index.php

American Massage Therapy Association
500 Davis St., Suite 900, Evanston, IL 60201
http://www.amtamassage.org

Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards
7111 W 151st St., Suite 356, Overland Park, Kansas 66223
http://www.fsmtb.org

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
1901 S. Meyers Rd., Suite 240, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
http://www.ncbtmb.org

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