In the Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2006 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for Arizona, it is reported that Arizona massage therapists were making an annual average income of $34,450 at that time. This is significantly higher than the annual average income ($24,410) across all healthcare support occupations during that same time period. Also, considering that most massage therapists are self-employed and provide massage services on a part-time basis, one can project that a full-time massage therapist would have the opportunity to earn an even higher income.
The Arizona Board of Massage Therapy administers massage therapy licensing exams and enforces state regulations for Arizona massage therapists. In order to practice as a massage therapist in Arizona, practitioners must complete at least 700 hours of massage training through an approved massage therapy education program.
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