Aromatherapist | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Aromatherapists use essential oils to help improve their clients' emotional wellbeing and relieve everyday stresses.

  • Obtain information from medical records, medical staff, family members and the patients themselves to assess patients' capabilities, needs and interests.  
  • Conduct therapy sessions to improve patients' mental and physical well-being.  
  • Plan, organize, direct, and participate in treatment programs and activities to facilitate patients' rehabilitation, help
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Aromatherapists typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Aromatherapist you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    33,876 GBP *
    per year
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Aromatherapist

    • 34,723 GBP
    • 33,535 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Aromatherapist
    Average salary for full-time Aromatherapist

    • 21,607 GBP
    • 20,622 GBP
    • 29,504 GBP
    • 33,876 GBP
    • 33,535 GBP
    • 34,723 GBP
    Salary over time for Aromatherapist

    Salary for this role has increased over time
    • 33,328 GBP
    • 33,255 GBP
    • 32,859 GBP
    • 32,386 GBP
    • 32,753 GBP
    • 32,838 GBP
    • 33,876 GBP
    • 35,696 GBP
    • 38,105 GBP

    Future outlook for Aromatherapists

    Balanced outlook
    127 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)

    Aromatherapist - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Aromatherapist and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 88% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 8% of people in this role have a Master's degree
    • 4% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

    You could take a college course like the Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.

    Courses usually take around 9 months and include practical experience.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Aromatherapist

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    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Aromatherapist.
    Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people
    Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Aromatherapist. Check that you know:
    Electronic mail software Email software
    Medical software Patient electronic medical record EMR software
    Music or sound editing software Avid Technology Sibelius; Hyperscore; MakeMusic Finale; Steinberg Cubase Pro
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Voice recognition software Speech recognition software
    Improve your skills today

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    Things to highlight for your Aromatherapist interview

    Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

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