Oregon Labor Market Information System
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Occupational Report for Massage Therapists (31-9011) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

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Employment Outlook for Massage Therapists
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Massage Therapists There are 13 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 13 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Massage Therapist 10/19/14 Portland
Massage Therapist 10/7/14 Sunriver
Massage Therapist 10/3/14 Portland
Massage Therapist - (Adjunct Instructor) 10/3/14 Portland
Massage Therapist - (Adjunct Instructor) 9/26/14 Portland
Massage Therapist 9/26/14 Portland
Massage Therapist 9/26/14 Beaverton
Massage Therapist 9/18/14 Portland
Massage Therapist 9/10/14 Portland
Massage Therapist 9/3/14 Eugene DOE
Massage Therapist 8/4/14 Coos Bay N/A
Licensed Massage Therapist 6/3/14 Tualatin $15.00/hr to $25.00/hr
Massage Therapist 12/11/13 Canyonville $9.10/hr
Job Openings from the Web for Massage Therapists There are no openings for this occupation.
State of Oregon License Information for Massage Therapists
License License Authority Web Site
Massage Therapist - Active Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
Massage Therapist - Inactive Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
Wages for Massage Therapists
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
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75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $11.82 $14.35 $24.25 $34.99 $42.80 $25.60 $53,260
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 9.46 12.53 14.74 16.68 18.04 14.62 30,405
Lane 12.44 13.69 29.48 36.10 43.09 27.38 56,941
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Regional Employment Projections for Massage Therapists
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,689 2,126 437 25.9% 44 18 62
Multnomah / Washington 849 1,119 270 31.8% 27 9 36
Clackamas 245 298 53 21.6% 5 3 8
Lane 234 268 34 14.5% 3 2 5
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 84 99 15 17.9% 2 1 3
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 77 92 15 19.5% 2 1 3
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 71 86 15 21.1% 2 1 3
Jackson / Josephine 65 79 14 21.5% 1 1 2
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 28 33 5 17.9% 0 0 0
Douglas 23 27 4 17.4% 0 0 0
Klamath / Lake 17 19 2 11.8% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 10 13 3 30.0% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 7 7 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 6 7 1 16.7% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Massage Therapists
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 1,689
Total All Industries Private 1,682
Educational Services Private 37
Technical and Trade Schools Private 33
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 969
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 963
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 953
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 30
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Private 30
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries Private 30
Accommodation and Food Services Private 98
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels Private 84
Traveler Accommodation Private 72
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 14
Restaurants and Other Eating Places Private 14
Other Services (except Government) Private 548
Personal and Laundry Services Private 548
Personal Care Services Private 548
Educational Requirements for Massage Therapists The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award.
Skills for Massage Therapists
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Massage Therapy Treatments
  • Apply Patient Care Procedures
  • Enter Medical Insurance Billings
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Receive Customer Orders For Products Or Services
  • Schedule Appointments
  • Set Up Patient Care Equipment
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Medical Terminology
Schools and Training Providers for Massage Therapists The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Dee LaVon School of Massage
1270 W. 13th Street
Coquille, OR 97423-1045
Phone: (541) 396-1695
Programs of Training:
Everest Institute
9600 SW Oak, 4th Floor
Tigard, OR 97223-6583
Phone: (503) 892-8100
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
University of Western States
2900 NE 132nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230-3099
Phone: (503) 256-3180
Programs of Training:
Portland Beauty School
8230 NE Siskiyou Street, Suite #102
Portland, OR 97220-5281
Phone: (503) 255-6303
Programs of Training:
Pioneer Pacific College
27501 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9296
Phone: (503) 682-3903
Programs of Training:
Northwest College School of Beauty - Happy Valley
8307 SE Monterey Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086-7702
Phone: (503) 659-2834
Programs of Training:
Sage School of Massage, LLC
369 NE Revere Suite B
Bend, OR 97701-4082
Phone: (541) 383-2122
Programs of Training:
Oregon School of Massage--Salem
2111 Front St. NE, Bldg 3-101
Salem, OR 97301-38
Phone: (503) 585-8912
Programs of Training:
Oregon School of Massage--Portland
9500 SW Barbur Blvd Suite 100
Portland, OR 97219-5425
Phone: (503) 244-3420
Programs of Training:
East-West College of the Healing Arts
525 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR 97232-2765
Phone: (503) 233-6500
Programs of Training:
Anthem College
4145 SW Watson Ave #300
Beaverton, OR 97005-2157
Phone: (503) 646-6000
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Ashland Institute of Massage
280 E. Hersey St., Ste 8
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-5134
Programs of Training:
The Wellspring School for Healing Arts, LLC
2440 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (503) 688-1482
Programs of Training:
IBS School of Cosmetology and Massage-Eugene
388 West 7th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401-2559
Phone: (541) 868-2020
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Massage Therapists These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Central Oregon Community College
Lane Community College
Rogue Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Massage Therapists matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
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