Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 Top Spa Trends - Where the Jobs Are

Spa Finder has published a report stating that "the demand for talented spa directors, managers, therapists and aestheticians and diverse wellness professionals and practitioners will simply outpace supply in 2013 and beyond."

Their statistics are hard to argue with . . . "worldwide spa industry revenues grew 20% from 2007 to 2012 (US 73 billion), spa locations jumped 22% (87,000), tourism now employs one out of 12 people in both advanced and emerging nations, wellness jobs recovered more quickly from the recession and are now growing faster than the vast majority of employment sectors, global health club memberships more than doubled from 1999 to 2010 from 50 million to 128 million, yoga and pilates were recently named one of the top ten fastest growing US industries overall."  

The question is . . . would a spa career be a good choice for a solid future?  The answer is a strong affirmative, particularly when the average compensation for 44% of the qualified workforce is reported to be between $40,000 and $80,000.