As a complementary medicine therapist, you can choose to:
- Work as an independent practitioner or
- Work with a group of therapists offering complimentary skills or
- Be employed by a health oriented organization.
Health and Research
A growing number of medical, paramedical and social professionals find the naturopathic approach offers a new way of looking at illness. It helps them see the patient a whole person, rather than a collection of symptoms. For instance, in sports clubs, rejuvenation centers, and thalassatherapy centers, naturopathic practitioners offer complimentary services centered on prevention and education. Read our article about one of our student who became a naturopathic sport coach.
Education and Training
There is an increasing demand for natural health therapists to work in schools, and in diverse businesses (such as restaurants, cooperatives, daycare providers, and retirement homes.) These jobs vary greatly: some may involve giving regular courses or occasional lectures to employees. Others may involve mentoring, organizing internships, or thematic retreats. In any way, complementary medicine training will help them a long way.
Because of the increasing interest in complementary medicine, newspapers and magazines may seek columnists or stand alone articles from professionals in the field. A career in complementary medicine often includes being able to share the knowledge acquire and make sure it is understandable for your readers. For instance, on webMD, you’ll find a lot of articles written by health professionals.
Promote and Sell
Advertising and Marketing Events
First of all, you can promote and sell with your complementary medicine skills everything connected to how to live a healthier lifestyle. This includes: Seminars, expos, organic fairs, and eco-festivals, which are growing in number. These events all require knowledgeable personnel to educate, promote and sell in a professional way.
Sales and Store Management
Second of all, the market for organic, natural products and information is growing rapidly. The clients of these retail establishments often need guidance and information. These stores, libraries, and research organizations need to hire employees who are knowledgeable and able to guide customers. Therfore, therapists in complementary medicine become vital to guiding customers to proper products to help them achieve their lifestyle goals.