Working as a massage therapist comes with many benefits. Here are our top eight reasons why you should consider becoming a massage therapist.
- Huge range of job opportunities: Massage therapists work in a wide range of industries to suit your preferred lifestyle. You might choose to work in a large city massage clinic, for a sports club, in a day spa or luxury resort, at a rehabilitation facility, in aged care, or choose to go into business for yourself.
- Flexible hours: Only about one third of massage therapists in Australia work full time. That means whether you work for yourself or an employer, there is plenty of scope to set your own hours to fit in with your other commitments.
- Rewarding work: Massage therapists are among the rare few professionals who actively help people day in and day out. Assisting clients recover from injuries to enjoy a better quality of life is extremely rewarding.
- Growing industry: Massage therapy is a growing industry in Australia – especially in the baby boomer sector as our aging population increasingly seeks help from massage therapists to assist in injury prevention and rehabilitation. You may also choose to work in the rapidly growing corporate massage sector.
- Work for yourself: If you dream about being self-employed, massage therapy could be for you. Costs to set up your own massage business are relatively low – particularly if you choose to make house calls as part of a mobile service.
- Stay fit and healthy: Forget sitting in front of a computer all day. Massage therapy is great if you prefer to be physically active throughout your work day to stay fit and healthy.
- Become an accredited massage professional: With the right nationally recognised qualifications in place, you’ll have the opportunity to become an accredited massage professional and join industry associations to take an active role in the future of the industry.
- Lifelong learning: Massage therapy is never boring. After achieving your initial qualifications, you can complete a range of short courses while you work to expand your expertise and learn new skills.