MTs Hold High Job Satisfaction According to FSMTB Survey

The results of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) 2017 Job Task Analysis indicate that massage and bodywork practitioners are overwhelmingly satisfied with their occupation.

The findings were derived from thousands of survey responses from massage and bodywork practitioners across the country.

Significant findings include:

  • 98% of practitioners said they like being a massage therapist
  • 97% of respondents said they are happy they entered the massage therapy profession
  • 97% said they are proud to be in the field
  • 96% said they were enthusiastic about their occupation
  • 94% said they strongly identify with the massage therapy occupation

"While we know that consumers enjoy many benefits from receiving massage, this is an extraordinarily high amount of positivity and satisfaction exhibited by massage and bodywork professionals," says FSMTB Executive Director Dr. Debra Persinger. "To be part of a helping and healing profession has intrinsic rewards and we are glad to be able to measure some of the value that massage and bodywork professionals experience."

The Job Task Analysis is undertaken every five to seven years by the FSMTB to ensure that the profession's sole licensure examination, the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), reflects current practice. The complete 2017 Job Task Analysis will be released once analysis of the data is complete. For more information and to access prior iterations of the Job Task Analysis, please click here.

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