What Do Massage Therapists Do?
Thinking of a career in massage therapy? Our useful guide will tell you exactly what massage therapy is, the courses you need to take and what you can expect in a career in massage therapy.
What is Massage Therapy?
What Qualifications do I Need?
Where Will my Career Take me?
The outlook for massage therapist jobs in Australia is strong over the next few years. Specifically, employment for Massage Therapists is expected to grow strongly till 2020.
Depending on the course you take people who gain their qualifications in Massage Therapy can apply to jobs as general Massage Therapists, Massage Practitioners or a type of massage therapy more specific to their qualification. These jobs can be either in a spa/leisure location, in a medical location or freelance jobs in a variety of places. It should be mentioned that many massage therapists work part time, especially when first starting out and gaining experience or a good client base.
A career in massage therapy can be a very rewarding experience. You can help people reduce stress or recover from injuries. It is a growing industry and with lots of new opportunities in a variety of different places. As the industry is expected to keep growing in the future, who knows what kind of jobs will soon open up. For those that want it, a job as a massage therapist can also be a great opportunity to work for yourself. If you choose this path, you can fit your work around your lifestyle.