Massage Therapy Growing as a Career Opportunity
As massage therapy has become increasingly important in the health and wellness professions, the number of massage therapists has risen dramatically. AMTA estimates that the number of massage therapists in the United States, including students, is between 300,000 and 350,000 in 2018. Many more are still needed in this growing industry. The massage therapy industry is going to grow 26% by 2025.
Training programs in massage therapy generally require at minimum a high school diploma or GED, though post-secondary education is very useful. Previous studies in broad subjects such as science (especially anatomy and physiology), business and humanities are helpful.