Massage Therapy Career

Recent data from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) indicates greater public and medical acceptance of the value of massage and increasing consumer usage of massage therapy.
• AMTA estimates that in 2009, massage therapy was a $16-20 billion industry.
• Between July 2008 and July 2009, nearly 48 million individuals (22 percent) had a massage at least once.
• Thirty-two percent of adults had a massage between July 2008 and July 2009 for medical or health reasons.
• According to the U.S. Department of Labor employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 20 percent from 2006 to 2016, faster than average for all occupations.
• Eighty-five percent of consumers agree that massage can be beneficial to health and wellness.
• Nineteen percent of adults say they've used massage therapy at least one time for pain control.
• Massage therapists charge an average of $63 for one hour of massage, earning an average wage of $45 an hour, including tip, for all massage related work.
• Massage therapists work an average of 20 hours a week providing massage, seeing an average of 44 clients per month.
• In 2009, the average annual income for a massage therapist who provides approximately 16 hours of massage per week was $37,123, compared to incomes in 2006 of $28,170 for full-time healthcare support workers; $27,190 for full-time medical assistants and $23,290 for occupational therapist aides.
• Massage therapists have an average of 624 hours of initial training. Today there are more than 90,000 Nationally Certified massage therapists.
• The most popular choices for continuing education for massage therapists are training for new modalities/techniques, advanced training for specific modalities and massage for specific populations, such as geriatrics and athletes.

Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers massage therapy, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.

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