Massage Therapy Professionals: Overwhelmingly Satisfied
The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards released their findings from the 2017 Job Task Analysis—a comprehensive survey conducted among thousands of massage therapy professionals currently in the job market. The results of the survey indicate that massage practitioners are overwhelmingly satisfied with their profession as massage therapists.
Some of the key findings include:
- 98% of practitioners like being a massage therapist;
- 97% indicate they are happy they entered the massage therapy profession;
- 97% cited they are proud to be in the field of wellness and massage therapy;
- 96% responded that they are enthusiastic to practice massage therapy;
- 94% indicated that they strongly identify with the massage therapy profession.
Being a part of this healing profession seems to have intrinsic rewards for these professionals. “While we know that consumers enjoy many benefits from receiving massage, this is an extraordinarily high amount of positivity and satisfaction exhibited by massage and bodywork professionals,” said FSMTB Executive Director Dr. Debra Peringer.
Many massage therapists feel fortunate to have finally found a career they love—a career that is both rewarding professionally and personally, especially because of the freedom and flexibility it offers. The Soma Institute in Chicago offers an 11 or 15-month Clinical Massage Therapy program which trains students in all the fundamentals of massage therapy. If you’ve considered joining this growing career, check out Soma. To speak with a knowledgeable career counselor, give them a call at 1.800.694.5314.