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Careers in the healthcare services field have been growing over the years, and so have their earning potential. In fact, employment in this sector is expected to rise by 16% by 2022.
Massage therapists play an important role in this growth. With more people looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, becoming more physically fit is the new trend. Many people are fitting a few hours at the gym into their daily schedules. Similarly, jogging and engaging in a sport have become popular activities throughout the country.
How Massage Therapists Have Contributed to Growth in Healthcare Services
With people looking to become more physically fit, massage therapists in the field of general physiotherapy play a critical role. They help their patients maintain healthy and active muscles while becoming more physically active. After a period of inactivity, you can easily become sore when you go for a jog or lift weights at the gym. Proper massage techniques can ease tension in your muscles, relieve pain and stiffness and keep your joints healthy.
As more people realise the benefits of staying healthy, they're also seeking solutions to sore and tense muscles. This has led to growth in the massage therapy field and other related healthcare services.
Growth in this field is not only limited to Australia. In the United States, for example, spa and massage therapy services have grown significantly over the past few years. In fact, a 2011 PWC study revealed that the demand for workers in this industry was greater than the economic growth of the country within the same year. Demand in the field is projected to continue to grow until at least 2020.
What This Means for Customers
As more people seek the services of massage therapists, customers are likely to benefit in many different ways.
Growth in the massage therapy field (and healthcare services as a whole) is likely to result in more competition. Healthy competition often results in better service delivery. As the field continues to become more lucrative for job seekers, better services will be key to attracting customers.
Massage therapists are also likely to implement technology as they deliver better services to their clients (such as smart systems that track your muscle health and performance in real time).
With the scientific and technical services industry also expected to grow by 12.5% in 2022, you're likely to see your therapist offering services that are powered by innovative technology.