Massage career options

Fortunately for those who have chosen to study a course in massage, there are now a number of opportunities available. As the wellness industry gains more and more mainstream attention, the potential job prospects for massage graduates grows.

Relaxation massage therapist

If you are interested in working as a relaxation massage therapist, we recommend you enrol for the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.
This introductory massage qualification teaches the art and science of massage and provides graduates with the opportunity to start their own business or to work in an established massage or beauty clinic.

As a relaxation massage therapist, you can expect to perform techniques like Swedish massage to help alleviate your clients’ stress and tension. When it comes to finding work, you are likely to find opportunities in a number of wellness spaces, including spas, resorts, beauty clinics and cruise ships.

Find out more about what the entry-level HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy at Q Academy covers.

Remedial massage therapist

Remedial massage includes the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of symptoms and causes of biomechanical dysfunction and injury. In order to work as a remedial massage therapist, you will need to complete the Diploma of Remedial Massage.

At Q Academy, we offer three variations of the diploma: Advanced Rehab Program; Sports Therapy Program; and Health and Wellness Program. To find out about the details of each of these courses, please take a look here.

As a remedial massage therapist, you will have the opportunity to work with other professionals in the industry. These include physiotherapists, acupuncturists, and exercise physiologists at a clinic. Or, you may choose to work at a wellness centre or gym alongside personal trainers, musculoskeletal therapists, myotherapists and Pilates instructors.

In fact, there is a broad range of career opportunities available to qualified remedial massage therapists and one may even choose to open one’s own business.

Remedial sport therapist

At Q Academy, we offer a Remedial Sports Therapy Program, which gives students the chance to learn the skills required for strength and conditioning, as well as sports training services for athletes.

The course includes all the content from the Diploma of Remedial Massage, as well as additional sports qualifications, making it an ideal choice for individuals who are interested in working in the sports and fitness industry. Find out what the course covers here.

As a qualified remedial sports therapist, you will be able to teach strength and conditioning programs for athletes and have the skills necessary for managing acute sports injuries. You may work with professional athletes, or use your speciality to help anyone who plays sport and requires guidance and treatment.


If you are interested in working as a myotherapist, we recommend you enrol for the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, which gives students the opportunity to expand their manual therapy skills and increase their scope of treatment.

By expanding your knowledge and skill-set, you are likely to enhance your career potential within the field. Find out what the course involves here.

As a qualified myotherapist, you can expect to offers services like joint mobilisation, dry needling, taping and TENS.

You will also be able to offer your clients exercise prescription for the management of musculoskeletal pain and function. You are most likely to find work opportunities in spaces like private health centres and clinics, as well as gyms, wellness centres and yoga studios.

If you have already qualified and are looking for work, take a look at our job board here. To find out more about the courses that we offer at Q Academy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.