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Quick career guides part #9: natural therapy careers

By Fi Darby | 23 February 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 government produces lots of statistics about work and employment, and reading industry blogs can be a great way to find out more about job sectors 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 sought out information about Australia’s fastest growing careers and have created a quick guide about each one for you. For each industry, this guide includes information about growth and employment, available qualifications and recommended blogs.

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Natural Therapy Careers

Natural medicine relies on the body’s own ability to heal and the use of diet and therapy techniques. There is plenty of scope in this sector for those who are interested in holistic principles. While this sector is not currently in growth in Australia, there remains within it a range of flexible and interesting careers. 

Workforce size:

  • Complementary health therapists (7,100) 

Unemployment rate

  • ‘Below Average’ 

Weekly work hours compared to the average 40-hour week

  • 37.2 

Highest number of part time workers (occupations in growth)

  • No occupations currently showing growth 

Highest number of female workers

  • Complementary health therapists (71%) 

Recommended qualifications (lowest and highest available skills levels).  

A Bachelor Degree or higher is usually needed to work in this job. Registration or licensing may be required.

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Recommended blogs 

Blog Name

Career Tips

Industry Specific advice

Useful Resources

Australia Specific

Natural Health Blog





Mullen Health





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