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Why Choose Massage Therapy as you Career?
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of massage therapists is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.”
 Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. April 5, 2012. Found online at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/massage-therapists.htm#tab-6
The USA Today reported by 24/7 Wall St.(9 Oct, 2013), Massage Therapist was listed in top 10 fastest-growing jobs in the USA. 
 Found online at http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/09/02/10-fastest-growing-jobs-in-usa/2750169/
Based on the U.S. Labor Dept., this field is projected to grow in demand as baby boomers age and people of all generations recognize the physical and mental health benefits associated with massage therapy. 
 Found online at http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/20110114/top-10-careers-for-2011#slide2
As a massage therapist, you can choose the number of days you work, you would like to perform every week to create a schedule that works with your life. You could also find employment in:
Massage therapy clinics
Holistic health clinics
Sport medicine facilities
Income levels for massage therapists vary by location, experience and type of practice. Hourly rates can range from $40-80 or more. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for massage therapist is $17.29 per hour and $35,970 per year. However, a highly qualified therapist can earn as much as $100,000 a year. 
Percentile wage estimates for this occupation: (May 2012) 
Found online at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319011.htm
 Meagan Holub, The Magic Touch - How to make $100,000 per year as a massage therapist. 2009, published by Olive Vine Press.