Welcome 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 Community 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 Community 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 19% from 2008-2018 - Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition
There will be a projected 39,500 job openings for Massage Therapists between 2008-2018 - O*NET Online
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
The transition to post-secondary education can be extremely overwhelming for many students coming right out of high school. Deciding on where to go to college, what to do for a career, and especially how to pay for it all are no easy tasks.
However, with sufficient support and the proper resources, the transition to higher-education from high school can be seamless. With nearly a decade in the admissions field, I am confident that I can assist you in taking the necessary steps toward your future in Massage Therapy.