Massage Therapist Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 160,300 Massage Therapists in the United States. The Massage Therapist job market is expected to grow by 26.3% between 2016 and 2026.

Massage Therapist Employability Rating

B+ Sokanu rates Massage Therapists with a B+ employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 45,700 Massage Therapists. That number is based on 42,100 additional Massage Therapists, and the retirement of 3,600 existing Massage Therapists.

Supply of Massage Therapists

The Massage Therapist industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and Florida.

Massage Therapist Job Market by State

State name Employed Massage Therapists
California 17,390
Texas 9,050
Florida 8,930
Colorado 5,160
Washington 4,520
New York 4,250
Illinois 3,980
Pennsylvania 3,700
New Jersey 3,310
North Carolina 3,010
Virginia 2,860
Georgia 2,620
Oregon 2,280
Massachusetts 2,240
Michigan 2,080
Ohio 2,060
Arizona 2,040
Wisconsin 1,970
Minnesota 1,960
Nevada 1,670
Maryland 1,660
Connecticut 1,450
Indiana 1,380
Hawaii 1,380
Utah 1,350
Tennessee 1,310
Missouri 1,090
South Carolina 960
Iowa 820
Alaska 640
Kentucky 620
Kansas 620
Alabama 530
New Hampshire 470
Louisiana 440
Oklahoma 400
New Mexico 340
Vermont 310
Nebraska 300
Arkansas 280
Maine 270
Idaho 250
Mississippi 250
West Virginia 240
North Dakota 180
Rhode Island 170
Montana 140
Puerto Rico 130
Wyoming 120
Guam 120
South Dakota 110
Delaware 70
District of Columbia 50

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