Career Profile

Massage Therapists

Education Postsecondary nondegree award
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $42,800
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body.

General Information

Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

Massage Therapists

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 101 openings per year are projected for Massage Therapists.


Employment Change

Employment for Massage Therapists is forecasted to increase significantly more than the regional average by 28.1% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $20.57/hour. Entry level workers are paid $12.92, while experienced workers are paid $24.39. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 523 Massage Therapists in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 670.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Massage Therapists are Offices of Other Health Practitioners, Personal Care Services, and Traveler Accommodation.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Massage Therapists include Customer and Personal Service, English Language, and Biology.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Massage Therapists is Some college, no degree. 45% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET