Massage Therapists


Massage customers for hygienic or remedial purposes.


2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 350 14.69 8.35 17.86 30,550 17,370 37,150
St Louis MSA 290 13.38 7.83 16.15 27,820 16,290 33,590
Kansas City* 10 27.22 22.11 29.78 56,627 45,998 61,941
Central Region* 30 18.55 13.56 21.04 38,574 28,208 43,757
St. Louis County* 210 12.95 7.93 15.46 26,936 16,485 32,162

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 260 290 30 11.54 9 Caution
Kansas City MSA 370 400 30 8.11 11 Good
St Louis MSA 160 170 10 6.25 5 Caution
Central Region* 20 20 .00 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Vocational training in one of the following
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Asian Bodywork Therapy (NEW)
Somatic Bodywork (NEW)