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Homeopath

Homeopaths believe that you can use homeopathic remedies to stimulate the body to heal itself.

Annual Salary

variable

Average UK salary in 2019 was £30,378
(source Office for National Statistics)

Working hours

41 to 43 variable

You could work: freelance / self-employed; managing your own hours

What's it all about?

Day to day tasks

During a session, you might:

  • discuss a client's symptoms and their wider life
  • explain remedies to clients
  • choose, prepare and give homeopathic remedies
  • keep client notes
  • offer help with lifestyle issues and everyday stresses
  • encourage clients to keep in touch with healthcare professionals
  • business administration, if self-employed

Working environment

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

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • a course run by a private training organisation
University

You could take a qualification recognised by one of the professional organisations for homeopathy, like a degree in homeopathy.

Courses take 3 years full time or at least 4 years part time. All recognised programmes include supervised practice.

If you're a qualified healthcare professional like a doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacist or midwife, you could take a postgraduate homeopathy course approved by the Faculty of Homeopathy

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including a science, for a degree
  • a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study
For more information
Volunteering and work experience

You could do some work shadowing with a homeopath to find out more about homeopathy and how to get started.

Other routes

You could study for a homeopathy diploma with a private training college. You'll usually need:

  • a desire to help others
  • relevant life experience
  • an interest in homeopathy

More information

Further information

You can get more details about a career in homeopathy through the following organisations:Alliance of Registered Homeopaths; The Homeopathic Medical Association; Society of Homeopaths

With experience you could move into teaching homeopathic courses. You could also work in journalism, specialising in complementary therapies.

You may decide to work in the manufacture of homeopathic remedies and products.

Skills required and how your skills match up

What skills are required?

You'll need:

  • knowledge of health issues
  • knowledge of psychology
  • counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • the ability to read English
  • knowledge of biology
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to understand people‚Äôs reactions
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
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