Complementary health workers treat patients with physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs. They use a client-centered approach, looking at the whole person rather than focusing on specific symptoms. Once a practitioner has established the individual's needs, they may use a range of therapies, techniques, and practices in their treatment, such as Remedial Yoga, wholefood nutrition, massage, and naturopathy.
According to the Governments Jobs Outlook, the number of Complementary Health Therapists is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years from 7,300 in 2017 to 8,300 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 3,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
The opportunities to have a successful career in the complementary health care, community health and fitness industries are wide and varied. Popular career paths include:
The qualifications you gain by studying at COTY and successfully completing one of our courses that is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority may also open up new pathways into a number of Australian universities.
You could get a head start for both entry into and credit towards your courses, which can reduce the duration of your studies and allow you to transition into a career sooner.
Here are some of the undergraduate learning pathways to consider:Bachelor of Health Science
Need some help choosing a course? Want to chat about prospective career paths? We want to help you figure out what’s right for you, even if that means directing you elsewhere.
So go ahead and reach out! We’re all ears (and shoulders, hips and knees).