The Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for North Carolina reports that North Carolina massage therapists earned an average annual wage of $37,450 at that time. Because most massage therapists work on a part-time basis, self-employed full-time massage therapists can expect to have a higher earning potential.
The North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy is the governing body for the massage therapy industry in North Carolina. The board requires 500 hours of massage therapy training and education at an approved school and successful completion of the national certification examination prior to obtaining a license to practice in North Carolina. The credential conferred by the board provides for practitioners to use the title of Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist.
If you would like to receive more information about becoming a massage therapist, or are ready to take the next step towards starting your North Carolina massage therapy career, look through the schools listed below to find the right massage program for you.