When first considering a career in massage therapy, many may
expect their first position to be at a private massage practice or
a salon and spa. But did you know that in multi-disciplinary
chiropractic clinics, many of the specialists besides chiropractors
are massage therapists?
About 43 percent of those specialists are massage
therapists, according to the latest survey conducted by
Chiropractic Economics. The survey also reported that about
half of the treatment modalities provided at clinics is massage
therapy, as well.
In addition to chiropractic clinics, massage therapists can be
found in both hospitals and other health care facilities. This is
because of the many conditions massage therapists can effectively
treat, including low back pain, cancer-related fatigue and pain,
immune system functioning, high blood pressure and post-operative
Health care settings, especially hospitals, can be much a
different environment from massage private practices or salons and
spas. Most health care facilities are more challenging and
intensive, but rewarding too. While patients undergo other health
care treatments, massage therapists may be able to provide a better
experience by giving them relief from pain and/or anxiety.
For those interested in working as a massage therapist in these
health care settings, it's important to build relationships with
the patient's physician or other health care provider. Massage
therapists should work with them collaboratively to ask about
pre-existing conditions and to discuss the effectiveness of massage
Certified massage therapists at National University of Health
Sciences gain a comprehensive understanding of the human anatomy
with the unique opportunity to study in our graduate level
medical cadaver lab. Our integrative medicine health care
clinic also prepares students well for the growing trend toward
integrative care at health care facilities.
To learn more about the massage therapy program
offered at National University call 800-826-6285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The health care support field is predicted to be
one of the fastest-growing job segments in the next 10 years
(Bureau of Labor Statstics). U.S. News reviewed the
nation's most in-demand occupations in their annual Best Jobs
report and ranked massage
therapist as #8 in the "Best Health Care Support Jobs" category
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist
employment growth of 23% between 2016 and 2024--higher
than overall projected job growth of 10.8%.
In addition to job growth, the field of massage therapy offers
many avenues to shape your career--from working at spas or fitness
centers to working at hospitals, for sports teams, at integrative
medical clinics, and more.
If you've been considering Massage Therapy as a
career, there's never been a better time to take the step
A perfect opportunity for you to gain insight and learn about
National University's convenient, one-year, evening certification
program is through a Massage Therapy visit event.
When is the Massage Therapy Info Session?
How Do I Register?
*You will also get a $250 tuition
credit toward your first trimester for
attending this event!*
Sign up for
the next Massage Therapy Info Session and take the next step toward
your future career.
You can also schedule an individual tour during the daytime if
that is more convenient for you. Get started by calling
1-800-826-6285 or emailing email@example.com.
One fantastic career
opportunity for massage therapists is to work for a chiropractic
physician. DCs (doctors of chiropractic) love to offer patients the
option of massage therapy as a beneficial addition to their
treatment plan. Having a part-time massage therapist on-site as
part of their practice makes this easy and financially rewarding
for the DC as well as for the massage therapist.
The "Massage Book" blog has a great article called "How to Partner with a
Chiropractor". Many National University massage graduates
choose this option as either the focus of their career, or as a
part-time option in addition to a small practice of their own.
Here are more recommendations from an MT who works in a
If you want to work with DCs or other medical professionals,
there are many advantages in choosing National University for your
massage therapy education:
Preparing you to work in partnership with other medical
professionals is just one way National University gives you a career advantage in massage
The American Massage Therapy Association has new Career Guidance and Job Bank resources on its website that can help
you explore your options as a massage therapist.
One of our favorite pages under Career Guidance is the Workplace Options page. Here, you can learn
more about the many massage settings you can choose from once you
have your license, such as: franchises, fitness ad sports centers,
medical and health care settings, self-employment and spas. There's
a downloadable PDF for each option describing what you'll need to
learn, what you can expect, wage estimates, and more!
There is even a Career Path Quiz that can analyze your
personal interests, preferences, work style, and make suggestions
as to which massage therapy venues might be best for you.
So check it out, and then check out our NUHS massage therapy
program and so you can apply and get on your way to an exciting
The U.S. News and World Report online money and career guide has
great news for those considering a career in massage therapy. It
ranks massage therapist as #17 on a list of Best Health Care Jobs.
Furthermore, it ranks massage therapists as #27 on their list of
"100 Best Jobs" overall.
The article discusses the pros and cons of massage therapy, as
well as training requirements and salary data. According to their
data, the median salary for a massage therapist is currently
$35,970, while the upper 10% of massage professionals earn $70,140.
Furthermore, it states that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
predicts that jobs for massage therapists will grow 22.6% between
2012 and 2022, adding 30,000 more professionals to this field.
Read the U.S. News article here, and then learn
how you can get started on your new massage therapy career at National University of Health
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