U.S. News Best Rankings, ranks Massage Therapist as #8 in Best Health Care Support Jobs among others such as MRI technologist, dental hygienist and occupational therapy assistants.
The field of Massage therapy is predicted to be one of the fastest-growing job segments in the next decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there will be a 22% growth between now and 2024–much faster than the average industry growth rate of 10.8%.
This is great news for anyone interested in massage therapy, who will benefit from being part of the broader field of health care which continues its exponential growth. Massage therapy also continues to attract new practitioners by offering solid benefits and competitive compensation.
Research studies prove it can effectively help treat a wide variety of health issues such as high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, post-operative pain and more. This is further evidenced by the fact that people today increasingly look to massage for therapeutic treatment of medical conditions.
Massage therapy is also increasingly part of integrative care in hospitals, wellness centers, hospice care facilities, physicians’ practices and in a variety of integrative care clinics. “National University’s massage therapy students are well positioned for career success as they graduate with real-world experience working with patients in our on-campus integrative medical clinic,” says Dr. Randy Swenson, NUHS vice president for academic services and dean of the NUHS College of Allied Health Sciences.
National University offers information sessions on massage therapy throughout the year where you can learn more about this one-year program. The next info session is on Wed., Oct. 5, 2016. You can also view stories and videos about some of our NUHS massage therapy graduates.