Massage Therapy Workplace Options

Whether you are a seasoned massage therapist or just starting your career, myriad opportunities exist for practicing massage therapy in today's marketplace. Learn more about some of the common work environments for massage therapists, and what to expect in each.

Medical and Health Care-Related Settings

As more and more consumers begin to understand the benefits of massage, opportunities to work within the health care community continue to rise.

Spa Industry Careers

Spas are where most people continue to receive massage. Career opportunities for qualified massage therapists seeking to work in a spa environment abound.

Careers Within Franchises

Whether you are currently an independent contractor, new to the profession or seeking a position within a more structured environment, pursuing a career within a franchise may be for you.

Fitness and Sports Massage

An increasing number of athletes are integrating massage therapy into their regular training programs. Read more about breaking into sports massage.

Self-Employed Resources

Many massage therapists choose to be independent contractors or own their own practices. AMTA offers a host of business development and marketing tools for massage therapists choosing to be self-employed.


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"AMTA and my chapter have already given me back so much
that I cannot believe I ever considered another group."

Chris B., AMTA member since 2012

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