Facts about Massage Therapy
The American Massage Therapy Association has compiled some national career statistics for aspiring massage therapists. Armed with these facts, massage therapy students can feel more prepared for their future career. Nationally, the number of massage therapists has increased as people turn to alternative and complementary modes of healthcare.
Just in the past five years, revenue from alternative healthcare providers—including massage therapists—increased 14 percent, with employment nation-wide increasing by 19 percent. This growth in revenue is only expected to grow in the next several years, with a continue average of 3.6 percent per year until 2020.
As a career, massage therapists work in one of the widest varieties of work environments—from home, office, and corporate settings, to health care and spa settings. Massage therapists must meet legal requirements to practice and are required to participate and receive training. Requirements vary state to state.
The Soma Institute in Chicago offers 11 and 15-month programs tailored to fit the busy lifestyles of students and working adults. Soma’s Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma program is the only one of its kind in the U.S and is led by professionals with years of experience. Classes guide students through all the major elements of massage therapy, including hydrotherapy, bodywork, Swedish massage, sports massage, and others.
If you’re looking for the training and industry support needed to start a rewarding career in massage therapy, give the Soma Institute a call today. Now is the time to take that first step. Call them at 1.800.694.5314.