If someone you know is on the fence about entering the massage field, some recent research might help encourage them to go for it. According to surveys, the number of massage therapy training programs is going down, and fewer graduates are entering the field.
What does this mean for licensed therapists? More demand for their services, as the benefits of massage continue to be revealed, and more opportunities in the long run…if you can find the right training program for you.
Read the blog below, “Honey, the Pie Shrunk (Again)” for a detailed analysis of the number of programs and graduates found based on Associated Bodywork and Massage Professional’s (ABMP) recent research.
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“The number of massage therapy training programs in the United States is at its lowest since 2003, and the number of graduates from those programs is the lowest since ABMP began conducting the survey in 1998. ABMP’s biennial census of massage school programs indicates 28,263 students graduated from massage therapy programs in 2016—a drop of nearly 22 percent from 2014’s total of 36,305. The average program graduated just under 26 students per program; this is the lowest recorded average in the history of the census.”