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Massage Therapy is not just a passion for those devoted to learning the art; it is also one of the Top 5 Fastest Growing Careers in the USaccording to a report compiled by 24/7WallSt.com.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli, “The aging of the population is one of the factors that is driving the demand for massage therapists.”

The report looks at occupations that have more than doubled the number of workers employed despite the recession and otherwise slow job growth of the past decade.

Massage Therapists came in at #5 in the list of the top 10 fastest growing jobs with the 10 year job growth at 162%. The report attributes this growth to the following:

The reason for the growth in massage therapists jobs has been a rise in the number of spas and massage clinics, according to the BLS. The Bureau also cites an increase in the nation’s elderly population as contributing to demand for massage therapists. The median salary for employed massage therapists was just under $36,000 last year, but the majority are self-employed and most work only part time. The median hourly wage for a massage therapist was $17.29 in 2012.

Lexington Healing Arts Academy is proud to offer one of the top performing schools for career-oriented Massage Therapists.  Statistics for this program prove the success rate of our graduates:

Massage Therapy Program Performance from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013:

  • Retention: 88%
  • Placement : 83%
  • Credentialing: 98%

Learn more about our Massage Therapy Training Program and apply online today!  Call (859) 252-5656 for more details.

Read the full report on USAToday.com: 10 Fastest Growing Jobs in the USA

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