Why choose a career in massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a fast-growing professional field that allows you to truly make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Employment opportunities are opening up as more people realize the benefits of massage therapy and incorporate it into their lives. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook predicts that employment for massage therapists will increase 22% from 2014 to 2024.
Employers are searching for highly skilled, well-trained massage therapists. You can feel passionate about your career, make a good income and enjoy a flexible schedule.
Industries that employ massage professionals:
Massage therapy clinics
Fitness centers/health clubs
Flexible schedule/Great pay
A career in massage therapy offers you the flexibility to choose the
number of days you work. You can create a schedule that works for you.
Income levels for massage therapists vary by location, experience, and type of practice. Hourly rates can range from $40 - $60 an hour or more. According to the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association), licensed massage therapists who perform an average of 15 massages in a week can earn approximately $30,000 annually.