According to data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and reported in the May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for Rhode Island, massage therapists practicing in Rhode Island at that time earned a mean annual wage of $29,540. Most massage therapists are self-employed and work on a part-time basis; therefore, it is likely that a full-time practitioner could expect a higher income.
The Rhode Island Department of Health Division of Professional Regulation is the governing body regulating the massage therapy industry in Rhode Island. In order to become a licensed massage therapist in Rhode Island, massage practitioners are required to obtain at least 500 hours of education and training at an approved massage school and to pass a licensing examination.
To find out more about becoming a massage therapist, or to begin your Rhode Island massage therapy career, look through the schools listed below to find the massage program that is right for you.