Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.
- Education Requirements: Completion of job training program
- Soft skills: communication skills, decision making skills and empathy
- Average annual salary: $40,000
- 3 in state schools: Oregon School of Massage-Portland Campus (Portland, OR), East West College of the Healing Arts (Portland, OR), Oregon School of Massage- Salem Campus (Salem, OR)
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