Massage Therapists

General Information

Description

Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit53.30%
  2. Self-employed44.44%
  3. Private, not for profit1.67%
  4. State and local government0.18%
  5. Federal government0.09%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 23,300 openings for massage therapists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$43,620

State-by-state Salary

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$82,600
$19,480
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 73%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • Some college 7%
  • High school 3%
  • Bachelor's degree 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Clerical
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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