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Naturopath

Naturopaths believe in improving their clients' health through natural therapies and education about lifestyle, diet and exercise.

Annual Salary

variable

Average UK salary in 2022 was £33,200
(source Office for National Statistics)

Working hours

37 to 39 variable

You could work: in your own business; managing your own hours

4%
Future employment

There will be 4% more Naturopath jobs in 2027.

Day to day tasks

As part of your day-to-day duties, you could:

  • discuss with a client their health, family and social history and their lifestyle habits
  • carry out a physical examination
  • take blood samples and carry out other tests
  • design a treatment plan based on the consultation and test results
  • advise on diet and lifestyle
  • keep detailed client notes
  • see clients for follow-up appointments
  • refer clients to a GP where necessary

Working environment

You could work in a therapy clinic or at a client's home.

Your working environment may be physically and emotionally demanding.

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
University

You'll need to get a qualification that is recognised by one of the professional organisations for naturopathy.

The General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN) is a professional body for naturopathy and recommends that courses should last at least 3 years, should involve attendance and not be done by distance learning alone.

You should also check the course content covers all of the competencies you will need to meet voluntary registration as a naturopath and that it includes enough practical work experience.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 3 A levels, or equivalent, including at least 1 science
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Requirements and restrictions

You'll need to:

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Professional and industry bodies

You could join the General Council and Register of Naturopaths and Association of Naturopathic Practitioners, for professional development and training opportunities.

Further information

You can find out more about becoming a naturopath from the General Naturopathic Council and General Council and Register of Naturopaths.

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With experience and through marketing your service you could build your client base.

You could specialise in a particular type of treatment or work with people with specific health problems.

You could also move into teaching or promoting naturopathic techniques or doing research into naturopathic therapies.

Skills required and how your skills match up

What skills are required?

You'll need:

  • knowledge of how the human body works and the causes of diseases
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • analytical thinking skills
  • knowledge of psychology
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to understand people’s reactions
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
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