Overview of Career Options

A career in massage therapy offers flexibility, variety and the satisfaction of helping others. The demand for massage therapists has been fairly stable in the past five years.

Workplace Settings

Your clients could include spa-goers, hospice patients, athletes, people with injuries, pregnant women, seniors, corporate employees and more The broad career categories chosen by most massage therapists are:

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Selecting Your Career Path

If you’re not sure which massage therapy career path is right for you, check out the AMTA's Massage Therapist Career Path Quiz for more insight into which setting might best fit with your skills. Talk with other massage therapists and gain a sense of the expectations.

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Find a Massage School

Ensure you are receiving high-quality education before you embark on your career. AMTA School Members offer a minimum of 500 in-class hours to students. 

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