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11 Reasons to consider a career as a Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is a great career choice for those seeking a job in the growing alternative and complementary health industry. Whether preparing to enter the workforce or as a professional choosing a career change, massage therapy offers the chance to help others feel better and improve their quality of life.



Fast Growing Profession

Massage therapists are in high demand. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects an 18% growth in the industry between 2022-2032 (much faster than average for all occupations). About 22,000 openings for massage therapists are projected each year.


Rewarding and Enjoyable Career

Help clients feel better while doing something you love!


Variety of Work Opportunities

Employee, self-employed, contractor, office or home, clients home, spa, health/fitness center, resort, cruise ships, medical office, sports massage. The options for work placement are vast.


Income Potential

According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for massage therapists in May 2022 was $49,860.


Great for Entrepreneurs

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) states that 76% of massage therapists work as sole proprietors, the very definition of going into business for yourself.


Flexible Schedule

Massage therapists work an average of 26.2. hours/week according to AMTA. If you choose to work part time as a massage therapist, it can be a great way to supplement your income.


Opportunity for Growth

Through continuing education, massage therapists have many specialties and certifications to choose from. At Camp Pebble we include training in modalities such as spa treatments, craniosacral, reflexology, hot stone, prenatal, chakra, sports, and lymphatic massage.


Safe and Healthy Work Environment

Massage therapists work in an environment with established sanitation and hygiene protocols. It is a physically active job that requires minimal sitting. The type of work allows for 1 on 1 client interaction. All this is achieved by working in a calm environment that encourages relaxation.



Quick and Affordable Schooling

Camp Pebble allows for students to complete their training within 6 months. Our work study program provides work opportunities upon graduation, as a means to pay back your interest free loan with us.


Massage School is Fun

Anatomy and Pathology coursework may feel daunting at first, but hands-on and interactive coursework can help the information stick. Plus so many hands-on hours allows students to receive the work they are learning.


Transferable Knowledge and Skills

Though coursework is massage specific, our program is based on knowledge that can be used in everyday life. Communication, Business, Healthy Lifestyles, Self Care, and Yoga are applicable for daily use.



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