Massage Therapy & Bodywork

Massage Therapy & Bodywork

Massage Therapist & Bodyworker: Massage therapy and bodywork is used for general wellness and for therapeutic benefit.

Salary Range: $20,300 – $77,470

Salary Notes: The median salary range for massage therapists and bodyworkers is $39,990. The job market is expected to grow at a rate of 22% through 2024. The mean annual salary in Vermont was $48,450 in 2017.

Where you can study:
Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT
Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA
Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI
Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH
Nashua Community College, Nashua, NH
River Valley Community College, Claremont, NH

Where you might work:
– Amusement and Recreation Industries – Health Practitioner Offices – Home (telecommute) – Hospice – Hospitals

Job Outlook: Employment for massage therapists is expected to increase much faster than average through 2024.

Education, Licensing and Certification: Training standards and requirements for massage therapists vary greatly by state and locality. Private or public postsecondary education can require 500 hours of study or more, covering such subjects as anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, business management, ethics, and the hand-on practice of massage techniques. Most states have laws regulating massage therapy in some way and requiring licensure after graduation from an approved school or training. As standards vary from state to state, it is important to check the laws in the state where one wishes to practice. There are two nationally recognized certifcation exams: the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examiniation (MBLEx).

Professional Organizations:
American Massage Therapy Association 877-905-0577
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 800-296-0664