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FAQs: High School Students


What is the Job Outlook for Massage Therapy?

Why choose National Holistic Institute?

What is the Consumer Outlook for Massage Therapy?

How do I get from High School to Massage School?

John Caguin - Community Outreach CoordinatorWelcome to the High School Page! If you haven't already met me at your classroom, career center, or college fair, my name is John Caguin, and I am the Senior Outreach Coordinator for National Holistic Institute. I am also a fourth generation massage therapist, and a second generation NHI graduate.

This page is designed for high school students and their parents or guardians as a one-stop shop for all things related to massage therapy. Below you will find videos, statistics, helpful links, and a step-by-step summary of how to have work you love as a massage therapist.

John Caguin
Senior Outreach Coordinator


Q: What is the Job Outlook for Massage Therapy? Back to Top

A: The Job Outlook for Massage Therapy is very promising. Take a look at the statistics below!

    • Massage Therapy is considered one of "The 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs Overall" - Time Magazine
    • Massage Therapy is among California's 50 fastest-growing occupations, with a projected growth of 25.6% between 2006-2016 - EDD Labor Market Info
    • Nationwide, employment for Massage Therapists is expected to increase by 20% from 2010-2020 - Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition
    • There will be a projected 39,500 job openings for Massage Therapists between 2008-2018 - O*NET Online

Q: Why choose National Holistic Institute? Back to Top

A: Watch the Video to learn more.

Q: What is the Consumer Outlook for Massage Therapy? Back to Top

A: The Consumer Outlook for Massage continues to grow every year.

    • Consumers visit massage therapists 230 million times each year.
    • A total of 31% of adults say they had a massage in the past five years, compared with 17% in 1997.
    • The percentage of American adults receiving one or more massages from a massage therapist in 2011 (18%) more than doubled since 1997 (8%).
    • 40% of Americans receiving massage in the past 5 years reported they did so for health conditions such as pain management, injury rehabilitation, migraine control, or overall wellness.
    • In 2011, 96% of massage therapists indicated they received referrals from health care professionals at least once every 6 months, with an average of about 4 per month.

Sources: AMTA 2012 Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet and ABMP 2010 Massage Therapy Fast Facts

Q: How do I get from High School to Massage School? Back to Top

A: "A journey starts with a single step"...Take the first steps toward YOUR CAREER in Massage Therapy

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    • Already started your FAFSA? Enter NHI's school code: 017063 to see what you may qualify for.
    • Haven't started? Start your FAFSA NOW! It's FREE!

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