Massage Therapists

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Will "Massage Therapists" be replaced by AI & Robots?

Based on the 2013 study it's unclear if this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, workers can take comfort in the results from our poll, which only shows a 34% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 54% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $19.16 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 312 out of 706

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Job 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.

SOC Code: 31-9011

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Monica League says
Massage therapies work is about human touch. Its make you feel more comfortable. Am not in the favor of robotics touch as its make your body more tired. Robots don't have feeling and they don't know anything about human touch.
Aug 02, 2019 at 09:17 AM
Sarah (No chance) says
Massage therapy would never be done by robots. So this job should never be taken over by robots or artificial intelligence.
Jul 02, 2019 at 03:00 AM
Vernon Burgess says
No robot will understand how to rehabilitate muscles, tendons, connective tissues, mitigate injuries. No way a robot will ever achieve that.
May 08, 2019 at 04:02 PM
Tony Giglio says
I disagree, they can learn ANYTHING.... they are already making cancer surgeries instead of surgeons and have better ways to indentify cancers.... and this is just the beginning...
May 09, 2019 at 05:55 PM
Mike says
Robotic massage will have some niches. We already have massage chairs of varying levels of sophistication, but they lack the human touch, the skin on skin contact that can also release endorphins and satisfy a primal urge to be groomed.
Mar 30, 2019 at 08:59 PM
Aleksi Korhonen says
There will always be demand for massage therapists and sex workers etc. You can't make skin-to-skin contact and pheromones artificially.
Mar 20, 2019 at 07:13 PM
Matthew Watson says
This occupation requires the human touch. A person would have to help others relax. While some tasks can be automated. Most of it will require someone to do the work
Mar 19, 2019 at 04:33 AM

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