Facts about an Exciting career in Massage Therapy:
#1 in Job Growth - The Health Care Profession will experience an 80% growth rate in the next decade (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Income Range - Typically, $35 to $50 per hour being employed (plus tips) and $75 & up working independently. Varies according to employment status as a proprietor or employee. So there is potential to do extremely well in the field of massage therapy and enjoy the freedom to practice at you pace.
Employment Opportunities - Certified Massage Therapists (CMT’s), means certified by the city or State (CAMTC) and are employed at private massage spas, pain management centers, physician’s offices, hospitals, wellness centers, day spas, corporations, gyms, resorts and hotels performing both medical and relaxation & therapeutic massage, etc.
Our graduates work; in day spas, on cruise ships, Chiropractic clinics, in private massage clinics, in wellness centers, out of their own homes and at many resorts.
Be Your Own Boss - Flexible Hours. Control the hours you want to work. Work for variety of different businesses. Typically, working 15-20 hours a week is full time in massage field.
High Demand - Millions of dollars are spent locally for development of Health and Wellness Centers incorporating massage. $27 billion was spent on alternative/non-traditional medicine in the US in 1997-$7 billion on massage therapy. (Journal of the American Medical Association, November 1998)
On the Cutting Edge of Preventative Medicine - The medical community has accepted massage therapy as a viable treatment of stress and many other disorders.