Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist
Physiotherapy and massage therapy are incredibly interesting and rewarding career paths; we don’t blame you for considering them! If you have been thinking about a career as a physiotherapist or massage therapist, you are in the right place. The Fitness Associates provides a job platform for finding physiotherapy and massage jobs in the UK, as well as useful career advice to guide you on your journey. We pride ourselves on bringing you a wide range of attractive roles with the most credible and dedicated employers, offering you the career fulfilment you desire.
How can I become a physiotherapist or massage therapist?
Well, the bad news is that you can’t just jump straight onto the massage table and get to work. The good news is though, that with the appropriate training and development, you will be on your way to a gratifying and potentially lucrative career. Although physiotherapy and massage therapy are similar, they are quite different career paths. We have outlined the study options for both below, so that you can make an educated decision.
To become a physiotherapist, you will need to start by attaining a physiotherapy degree or post-graduate qualification approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. There are a few ways to go about this and some options include gaining on the job experience while you study. You could:
To become a massage therapist, you don’t have to complete a bachelor degree and instead, can seek qualifications through one of the many professional bodies for massage therapy. You could also complete an apprenticeship in massage therapy, which will also allow you to bring in an income while you achieve your qualification.
I am already a physiotherapist or massage therapist, but I need a change.
Great! Sometimes a change is just what you need to bring satisfaction back into your career. Before you start scouring our site looking for your next gig, there are a few questions you should ask yourself about your ideal position:
If you are thinking about specialising, there are quite a few options for you to consider; niching down allows you to develop your expertise and gain recognition as a specialist in your field. Some ideas include:
What can I expect, working as a physiotherapist or massage therapist?
As we have mentioned, physiotherapy and massage therapy can be both interesting and rewarding. But there are also challenges. So, what else can you expect?
Interested in finding out more about the physiotherapy and massage therapy jobs available in your area? Click here to check out our job platform!