Career outlook for naturopath
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would offer people health advice and remedies based on the idea of naturopathy.
Naturopathy is a complementary or alternative medicine. It is based on the idea that health problems are caused by a lack of balance in the body. Naturopaths believe they can restore balance to help cure these problems.
People with a range of different health problems might come to see you.
- Discuss their symptoms and lifestyle
- Carry out a physical examination and tests such as taking blood
- Choose a suitable naturopathic remedy
- Offer treatment at your practice, or explain how remedies can be used at home
- Give advice on diet and lifestyle if necessary
- Keep notes on progress
- Plan follow-up appointments.
It would be helpful to have some knowledge of conventional medicine.
You’d probably be running your own business, so you’d need to handle tasks like administration, finance, and advertising your practice.
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