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Current Massage Therapy Career Outlook

The massage therapy industry is about making people feel better and provides its work force with the opportunity to pursue a career in a variety of locations. Today there are over 80 types of treatments available to massage therapists giving them numerous ways to provide relief to their customers.

Nationally, as an industry, the job outlook for massage therapists is good. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.”

Part of this grow comes from the increasing number of spas and massage clinics in recent years to keep up with the growing demand for massage services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist employment growth of 22 percent between 2014 and 2024, adding 36,500 more professionals to this field.

2015 Median Pay

$38,040 per year

$18.29 per hour

Number of Jobs, 2014 168,800
Job Outlook, 2014 -24 22% (faster than avg.)
Employment Change, 2014 to 2024 36,500

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics*