What is your name?
What company do you currently work for?
Self employed (Moray Sports Massage)
What is your job title?
Sports therapy and injury treatment / massage.
Describe your career pathway after leaving school.
I Initially left school to go to college and study tv and film. I then went on to work freelance briefly and then had a period of working retail jobs. Finally, I decided to get a qualification on the side and eventually opened my business.
What school subjects would be helpful for your job role?
I wish I took biology, history and modern studies. You live and learn!
What is your favourite thing about the work that you do?
Meeting people, the job satisfaction of helping people and being valued for your work.
Why did you want to work in this industry?
Control over my own job hours and ability to do what I wanted outside of work.
Did you ever want to pursue another career?
Plenty of times.
What does a typical day in your role involve?
I see multiple clients a day with a variety of injuries and try to get those people pain-free or manage their pain.
What skills are required to do your job?
What is your advice to young people who are considering working in this sector?
For self employment - You can work hard making someone else's dream come true but you’ll always work harder to make your own come true.
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Here at DYW Moray, we'd like to encourage those of you who are employed in Moray to share your career story with us so that we can promote these to Moray's young people. Go on, share your career story now!