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Quick career guides part #7: Beauty therapy careers

By Fi Darby | 25 January 2018

Even if you think you know what you would like your next career step to be, it is always a good idea from time to time, to have a look at other options. The Australian Governmentproduces lots of statistics about work and employment, and reading industry blogs can be a great way to find out more about from people who really know their stuff. They are also a good way to gain useful information before an interview.

For many people, however, the problem with accessing all of this information is time. All the career information we need is out there but the time to look through it often eludes us. To encourage you to think about different career possibilities that might suit you, we have sought out information about Australia’s fastest growing careers and prepared a quick guide about each one for you. For each industry, this guide includes information about growth and employment, available qualifications and recommended blogs. 

Beauty Therapy Careers 

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Careers in beauty therapy are more complex than you might imagine. Treatments and methods are always evolving and keeping up with training in these is an important part of beauty therapy career advancement. Beauty therapists need to:

  • be great with people
  • be good administrators
  • understand health and safety considerations
  • keep up with the latest developments 

Key statistics for Beauty Therapy careers in Australia

Workforce size:

  • Beauty therapists (36,400)
  • Massage therapists (16,600)

Unemployment rate:

  • ‘Average’

Highest number of part time workers (occupations in growth):

  • Massage therapists (70%)

Highest number of female workers:

  • Beauty therapists (99%) 

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