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Massage Therapists

Massage

Massage therapists use their hands to manipulate soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being
Massage
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Massage therapists help people relax, relieve pain, and improve their health

TYPICAL SALARY
$80k
That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
CAREER OUTLOOK
Growing
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
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Less Training                                          More Training
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More Structure                                     Less Structure
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ALTERNATIVE JOB TITLES:
Bodywork Therapist, Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Clinical Massage Therapist, Integrated Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Massage Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Soft Tissue Specialist, Therapeutic Massage Technician

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.

At A Glance in US
2028 JOB GROWTH
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398,000 (35%)
SALARY RANGE
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AVG. JOBS / YEAR
398,000 (35%)
TIME TO JOURNEYMAN
398,000 (35%)
ALTERNATIVE JOB TITLES:
Bodywork Therapist, Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Clinical Massage Therapist, Integrated Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Massage Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Soft Tissue Specialist, Therapeutic Massage Technician
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Your Typical Day:

  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and problems with stress or pain to determine how massage will be most helpful.
  • Massage and knead muscles and soft tissues of the body to provide treatment for medical conditions, injuries, or wellness maintenance.
  • Maintain massage areas by restocking supplies or sanitizing equipment.
  • Apply finger and hand pressure to specific points of the body.
  • Develop and propose client treatment plans that specify which types of massage are to be used.
  • Maintain treatment records.
  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion.
  • Provide clients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and rehabilitative exercises.
  • Treat clients in professional settings or travel to clients' offices and homes.
  • Refer clients to other types of therapists when necessary.
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Wages in the US:

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$
38.06
Per Hour Base Income
$TBD
Total Compensation
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Your Responsibilities

  • Interview patients to gather medical information.
  • Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
  • Clean facilities or equipment.
  • Stock supplies or merchandise.
  • Develop patient therapy programs.
  • Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 90/100

  • Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. 58/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 58/100

  • Psychology

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. 57/100

  • Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. 52/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 50/100

  • Sales and Marketing

Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. 50/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 43/100

  • Administrative

Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 42/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 42/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
  • Balance beams or boards or bolsters or rockers for rehabilitation or therapy
  • Full body immersion hydrotherapy baths or tanks
  • Medical heat lamps
  • Notebook computers
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling units or systems
  • Bath robes
  • Electric vibrators for rehabilitation or therapy
  • Desktop computers
  • Hand or body lotion or oil
  • Personal computers
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