Massage Therapy Schools Highlight Industry Statistics

Massage therapy schools in Las Vegas were reaching out to licensed massage therapists (LMTs) and potential massage therapy students at a job fair last month, highlighting the industry’s growth. Massage therapy is a popular platform for adult professionals who are looking to retrain in a new skill set to help beat some of the challenges presented by a struggling job market.

A press release about the event highlighted the job statistics in Las Vegas, a prime location for fledgling therapists to gain education and experience in their new profession:

Las Vegas, NV, April 26, 2012 –(– Local Massage School hosts Free Job Fair for Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT). Wednesday April 25th, general massage community should hurry into the campus of European Massage Therapy School (EMTS) located at 9440 W. Sahara Suite 250, inside Village Square at 3pm where a lucrative career in massage therapy awaits you.

Bureau of Labor Statistics on employment change – Employment of massage therapists is expected to increase by 19 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment will grow as more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy. The number of spas, which employ a large number of therapists, has increased in recent years and will continue to do so. At the same time, there are an increasing number of massage clinic franchises making them available to a wider range of customers. More and more doctors are prescribing massage for chronic problems as the medical community recognizes the medical or therapeutic benefits of massage.

Job prospects are strong in Las Vegas. Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists regulates massage therapy profession, job opportunities should be available to those who complete formal training programs and pass a professionally and nationally recognized licensure examination… Read the full press release.

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