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Your Career in the Massage Therapy Industry

Open Colleges Massage A career in Massage promotes wellbeing for clients, and suits those who enjoy working with their hands. Massage can be delivered in private practices, in a spa Skills you need to work in Massage setting, at sports events or as part of workplace wellbeing programs. Advise clients on how to improve circulation and decrease muscle tension Assist with healing by applying a variety of massage techniques Interview clients to determine specific needs Gender split in the Massage industry Massage tissues to relieve pain and prevent future illness Provide clients with techniques on stretching and relaxation 47.3% 14.0% Female Part Time Male Part Time 16.7% Male Full Time 22.1% Female Full Time Types of roles in the Massage industry Massage Therapist More females than males work in this industry part time (47.3% vs 14.0% respectively). More females also work as a Massage Therapist full time (22.1%) than males (16.7%). Number of people employed in the Massage industry Courses that relate There are currently 11 600 Certificate in Massage people employed in the MASSAGE industry in Australia and it's considered a Introduction to Natural Therapies Certificate small occupation. ×100 Over the five years to November 2018, the number of job openings in Massage is expected to be below between 5001 and 10 000. Level of Education An interesting fact on Massage Post-Grad Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Bachelor Diploma Advanced Diploma Cert Research suggests massage III/IV may help cancer patients cope better with certain aspects of their treatment. A review of eight studies found that massage helps improve cancer patients' psychological wellbeing, and can help reduce anxiety in the short-term. Year 12 Year 10-11 Below Year 10 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% The most common level of educational attainment for workers in a similar profession to Massage Therapists is a Diploma / Advanced Diploma (73.4%). 13.9% have a Certificate III/IV while (Source: ABC http://www.abc.net.au/health/thepulse/ stories/2010/06/03/2916403.htm) 12.7% have education at a Year 10 & Year 11 level.

Your Career in the Massage Therapy Industry

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Are you thinking about starting your career in the messaging therapy? Are you a therapist already looking to take the next step in your career? This infographic visualises the skills you need to work...

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