Getting a Career in Massage Therapy

Getting a Career in Massage Therapy

 

Before you take the next step and begin researching how to become a Massage Therapist, it’s important to get an understanding of what career paths are out there for you in the natural therapy world. It’s also a great way to find out which massage course actually suits your needs.

Below are just some of the common questions you might have prior to beginning a new career in therapy.

How Long Are Massage Courses?

It depends on which level you want to start at, and how extensive you want your education to be. For example, if you study Massage at VFA Learning, you’ll learn the fundamentals of massage therapy, while acquiring the skills required to work in a therapeutic environment. At minimum, you need to have done Year 12 or equivalent to begin here.

If you also study the Diploma of Massage, then you’ll get to enhance your abilities and also work within both corporate and professional sports environments. Of course, this means studying longer, but it means a stronger and more prepared background. To be eligible for a Diploma, you’ll need Certiificate IV as well.

Where Can I Find Massage Therapist Jobs?

Chances are, you’ve already seen a lot of these places in action. Once you’ve completed your courses with us, you can pick up work in any of the following environments:

  • Gyms & Fitness Studios
  • Day Spas
  • Corporate Offices
  • Shopping Centres

Okay, the last one doesn’t sound amazing, but if you’ve been to a shopping centre lately, there are massage areas everywhere. It’s a great place to pick up a lot of regular customers!

VFA Learning also has access to affiliates and partners that can help you start in the industry, which you can learn about here: http://vfalearning.vic.edu.au/about/affiliates.

Will I Make Money?

One of the most common questions in any industry is just that, and every answer is the same – developing your career can take a long time, but if you are devoted to completing your courses and you dedicate your time to providing the best services for clients and employers, then those characteristics are noticed, which can help you earn better than average wages. You might get more hours, more shifts, and so on.

It can take months, or years,  but if the discipline is there, anything is possible. You’ve just got to be ready to strive for good work, go to expos to learn about new methods and products, develop a good brand and above all, stay positive.

Massage Therapy is an industry that relies on a positive attitude, and can be very helpful when your name is being mentioned as a referral between friends.

How Can I Find Out More?

Great! You can use our Massage Courses to start with, and then check out the courses from there. You can also get in touch with us here!