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Aromatherapist

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Aromatherapists treat a range of physical and emotional problems by applying essential oils, usually through massage. An essential oil is an aromatic substance extracted from plants such as rosemary, lavender, peppermint and tea tree.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Most aromatherapists are self-employed and work on a freelance basis so their earnings will vary. They normally charge an hourly fee or sessional rate which can range from £25 to £70 an hour. At first you may have to supplement your income with some other work.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You might find work in the National Health Service (NHS) but most aromatherapists are self-employed.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
1957
2.1 %
RISE
2023
1998
  United Kingdom
2018
23888
2.7 %
RISE
2023
24523

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Once you have gained your qualification, training is on the job, with short courses to keep you up to date.

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Aromatherapy Council
Website: http://www.aromatherapycouncil.org.uk

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)
Tel: 02380 684500
E-mail: customersupport@vtct.org.uk
Website: http://www.vtct.org.uk
Twitter: @VTCT_uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VTCTuk

VTCT is a provider of qualifications in the Beauty Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage and Health and Fitness Sectors.

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