Job Outlook

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Upon completion of this program, graduates are fully prepared and qualified to take the MBLEX exam required for Nebraska licensure.

You can have a top ranked career! U.S. News and World Report ranked massage therapy as #5 on their list of the Best Healthcare Support Jobs in 2017.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist employment growth of 22 percent between 2014 and 2024.

Massage Therapy is considered one of “The 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs Overall” – Time Magazine

There will be a projected 39,500 job openings for Massage Therapists between 2008-2018 – O*NET Online

Consumers visit massage therapists 230 million times each year.*

More than 50 million American adults have discussed massage therapy with their doctors or health care providers in the previous year.*

The therapeutic benefits of massage continue to be researched and studied. Recent research has shown the effectiveness of massage for the following conditions*:

  • Low back pain
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Post-operative pain
  • Low-functioning immune system functioning
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms
  • High blood pressure
  • Frequent headaches
  • Alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Fibromyalgia

Sources: AMTA 2014 Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet and ABMP 2014 Massage Therapy Fast Facts

Great Income Potential & Job Outlook

Rewarding Career

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the most frequent comment that massage therapists make about their occupation is: “I feel fortunate to have found work I love!” A career in massage therapy allows you to help people in a meaningful way.

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Exciting Career Options

As a massage therapist, you will find career options in a variety of exciting settings and locations. Work with sports teams and help athletes reach their full potential, have your own private practice, or work in a luxurious, five-star resort. Below you’ll find a list of even more potential environments that you could find work in as a massage therapist.

Professional

Professional

  • Corporate
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Offices
  • Chiropractic
  • Pain Clinics
Atheletic

Athletic

  • Athletic Teams
  • Marathons & Sporting Events
  • Health Clubs & Fitness Centers
Holistic

Holistic

  • Wellness Centers
  • Natural Food & Health Stores
  • Massage Clinics
Luxury Lifestyle

Luxury Lifestyle

  • Spas
  • Resorts
  • Cruise Lines
  • Upscale & Boutique Hotels
Entrepreneurial

Entrepreneurial

  • Own Your Own Business as a sole practitioner
  • Provide Off-site Chair Massages at offices, airports, retail locations, public and private even

The Mission of Nebraska College of Massage Therapy is to provide education in massage therapy emphasizing clinical, practical and academic excellence allowing graduates to work in entry level healthcare and wellness environments.