Thursday, 12 April 2018
In these series I will introduce locations around the world where the practice of manual osteopathy is quite lucrative.
Scottsdale, Arizona (USA)
Scottsdale (Arizona, USA) is considered a luxurious wealthy city. They have plenty of visitors/tourist through the year but cater mostly to the retirees. Median household income is about $77,000, way above the average in the US.
The resident population is 235,000 but during the summer and winter they also get many visitors due to the mild climate they enjoy as well as fine dining and other amenities.
Scottsdale is considered to be the #1 town in US to retire in. It is also #28 healthiest city in US.
The population of Scottsdale is mostly wealthy seniors who are health conscious. Osteopathic manual practitioners (OMP) in Scottsdale can charge anywhere from $80 to $140 per hour of osteopathic care. An OMP in Scottsdale can get booked pretty quickly through word of mouth referrals as manual osteopathy offers amazing miraculous treatments for chronic pain of senior citizens as well as their relaxation.
Arizona state has a variable tax rate that depends on your income and Arizona tax legislation. There are five tax brackets, and based on your income you will be taxed between 2.59% and 4.54%.
In my business lectures I go over how to find employment in the states and how to move there if you are not a US resident.
Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (145 Clinics Worldwide)
PS. Here is the link to the part one of the article: http://drpourgol.blogspot.ca/2018/02/top-lucrative-locations-to-work-as.html
Research paper by one of our alumni and member of the board of governors, Dr Bruno Bordoni, DPT, DO, PhD.