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Massage therapists assess soft tissues and joints of the body for treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders. Massage therapists work in private practice, including group or team practices, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres and educational institutions.(National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu - occupational profile and featured videos
- Starting a Career in Massage Therapy: What You Need to Know (U.S.) - American Massage Therapy Association
- Massage Therapy Workplace Options (U.S.) - American Massage Therapy Association
- I want to be a massage therapist. What will my salary be? - The Globe & Mail
The University of Manitoba does not offer training in Massage Therapy. Please view the links below for information on U of M courses and programs and massage therapy schools in North America. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique goals, speak with a Career Consultant.
Exploring Education Options for Massage Therapy
- Becoming a Message Therapist in Manitoba - Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba Inc.
- Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools
Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Explore Careers: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba
- Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance (CMTA)
- Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)
- Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association
- Remedial Massage Therapists Association
- American Massage Therapy Association (U.S.)
- 2017 Industry Fact Sheet
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Massage Therapy Canada (includes therapist Directory across Canada)
- Federation of Massage Therapy Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FOMTRAC)
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