• Massage Therapists
  • Human Services
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 41,220
    $19,150 range bar $67,460
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

What do they typically do

  • Treat clients in professional settings or travel to clients' offices and homes
  • Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
  • Develop and propose client treatment plans that tell which types of massage are to be used
  • Document client's condition and progress
  • Consult with other health care professionals, such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians, and psychologists, to develop treatment plans for clients
  • Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their posture
  • Refer clients to other types of therapists when necessary
  • Massage and knead muscles or other soft tissues of the body

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.1%
Job Opening 671

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