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Old 05.05.2015, 21:35
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Physiotherapist/certified massage therapist looking for employment

Hello all,

I am a Finnish physiotherapist/certified massage therapist looking for employment in Switzerland. They say that physios are in short supply and there are lots of jobs to be found. But... there is a problem. I would need to be recognized by the Swiss Red Cross as a physio before I can work as one. One of the conditions is a German language proficiency and that's not going to work just yet. I am studying German but I have a feeling that it will take a very long time to reach a high enough level.

Living in a German speaking environment would definitely boost my language learning speed. For that reason I have started to look for other opportunities, mainly in massage therapy. Does anyone know more about the subject, for example is there a governing body for massage therapists and do I have to be recognized as one? Is there any chances to find a massage therapy job where I could work with English for starters?
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