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Careers in natural health are diverse and varied and can be rewarding, lucrative and stimulating -- just ask our Graduates who are already fulfilling their dreams as Natural Therapists! Endeavour College of Natural Health provides students with the tools to build a successful career in natural health.
Our strong relationship with industry, partnerships and professional associations and our superior clinical and professional training assists Graduates to pursue any career they desire in their profession. Some of the many career avenues for Graduates include: Education, Private Practice, Research, Industry or Corporate, Hospitals, Aged Care Homes, Day Spas and Resorts.
Career opportunities for graduates are bright because of the worldwide need for qualified practitioners to service the increasing consumer demand for natural health care. Graduates of Endeavour College of Natural Health have proven to be competent, ethical, and safe health care professionals and are working throughout Australia and overseas.
There are various types of careers in natural health: helping people, as a clinicians, supporting others in a multi-modality clinic, working with manufacturers conducting research and development, technical writing, working within hospitals, other health services, working with hotels, resorts, spas helping their clients prevent ill health and achieve health and wellbeing. Talk with our Enrolment Advisers today and find out what career opportunities are available to you.
Endeavour College of Natural Health Graduates can look forward to challenging careers in various industries around Australia and the world. Many graduates start their own clinics or work in multi-modality clinics with contacts made at Endeavour College of Natural Health. Some graduates find work with Natural Medicine manufacturers or distributors assisting with research or product development or sales. Here are a few stories from our Graduates.
Callum Jennings always fancied living the high life, with a fulfilling career, mixing with the rich and famous, working in a far off land with endless opportunities for excitement and adventure. Now, Callum has found his dream job as a massage therapist at an exclusive ski resort in Whistler, Canada. After completing Massage in 2007, Callum worked for an exclusive Day Spa in St Kilda where he learned how to apply and tailor his new found skills. His first class training and experience ensure Callum is in high demand and his sights are now set for the ski slopes to mix his love for massage with his love for adventure!
“After school I took passion for health to a new level, hit the books and began studying nutritional medicine at ACNM, now Endeavour College of Natural Health. I wanted to inspire people to take control of their health and prevent disease. In my second year of study my passion became clear: I wanted to make health documentaries! I spent every spare second with a hand held camera out in banana plantations or interviewing market stall owners. I would drag anyone into filming me. During Dad’s trips to Queensland he doubled as a cameraman! I worked three jobs and saved up the money to work with an old mate who was a producer. At the same time I was taking double subjects to speed up my degree! It was pretty full-on but I love being busy. Series one of Fruits and Roots with Lola Berry was created between semester one exams and the beginning of winter school. I have always believed that if you dream big and take action you can achieve anything.
After semester two exams I made Series 2. We filmed throughout Victoria in the middle of summer and it poured rain for the entire shoot. This added a new dimension and it was fun filming in the rain! Boost Juice have endorsed me which is awesome and I’ve done some radio interviews throughout Australia and even one on an American radio station, which was an absolute blast! I’ve appeared on the Brisbane TV show 9am with David and Kim and I’ve moved to Melbourne which is really exciting! I am keen to spread the health message through this medium and would love to have my own TV show – fingers crossed! I want to revolutionize the way the world looks at health. Health and nutrition shouldn’t be boring, it should be fun, simple, bright and yummo!" Check out Lola's website on www.lolaberry.com
Nathan Kingston volunteered with the Cape York Massage Program. “I heard about the Cape York Massage Program about one week before I arrived there. Sleeping in a tent overlooking the ocean and eating my meals in a driftwood shack, I felt as though I had been shipwrecked in paradise. With life abounding and flora and fauna on every surface it was hard for me as a sheltered Melbourne boy to comprehend, that were people struggling simply to exist in the isolated indigenous community of Hopevale. Limited resources have stifled this community and its’ people “make do” and ignore their pain. The Cape York Massage Program aims to bring a caring touch back into the lives of people, teaching them about massage and alleviating their pain. For 4 days, 8 hours a day, we provided seated massage to administration staff and anyone in the community needing some kind of therapeutic work. I don’t recall it as hard work; I only remember a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day. The “Hopevale experience” was invaluable and I am very grateful for my qualifications in massage that gave me the opportunity.”
“Since graduating I have been mentored in sleep disorders by Dr. Reza Samvat and fertility management by Gabriela Rosa. I also contributed to Gabriela’s book. Good Health and Medicine magazine published my article on ‘sleep’. Having had a successful Naturopathic practice in St Kilda for several years, I moved to Switzerland to work with Salusmed, an exclusive clinic offering many innovative services including “tailor-made” multivitamins and supplements. Salusmed is located in the prestigious Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich. I am a medical wellness coach/naturopath specialising in natural fertility and sleep management, which entails regular seminar appearances and writing articles in German and English. As a Naturopath working alongside MDs, I understand the true meaning of “complementary medicine”. One of my colleagues is Dr Ben Pfeiffer the world-renowned oncology expert who recently visited Australia for a health congress in complementary medicine. It is amazing to work with such brilliant minds and so rewarding when the medical and naturopathic minds get to work together. Thanks to my qualification and knowledge I am acknowledged as a peer in the medical community and as a specialist in my field. My qualification has enabled me become a Registered Naturopathic Physician in the UK and a member of many Professional Associations in Europe. I have been asked to lecture on herbal medicine and women’s health at the 2009 Paramed Natural Medicine College in Switzerland. Apart from my clinical work I also write articles for www.healthbazaar.com to spread the word about natural health.”
“My first step after graduation was to establish a private practice in a multi-modality clinic at Richmond. As a new practitioner, this was very exciting – a profitable and successful clinic had been my career goal, but after 2 years of running my clinic, I decided to travel overseas, certain that I bring renewed passion back to my clinic. As so often happens, life presents unexpected opportunities and this happened in Nepal. The health challenges of a Third World country are acute and provide an ideal opportunity to practice preventative natural medicine, intervening in the short-term with medication while educating in natural therapies to prevent relapse and maintain vitality. I could clearly see that naturopathic philosophy and medicines could benefit a great many people; communities facing serious health issues with severe macro nutrient deficiencies and no accessible primary healthcare services. I applied to a Nepalese non-profit organisation for a position as Health Program Manager, not really imagining my experience would be sufficient to gain me the job, but was accepted and a challenging new career path began. This meant living and working in a Third World country for several years. Nationwide programs I managed included Vitamin A supplementation to combat night blindness and childhood mortality and healthcare education to reduce infant and maternal mortality. Natural medicine is not just about working in private clinics and health food stores. I encourage you to think expansively about your career, consider why you are drawn to the natural medicine philosophy, what excites and interests you and aim for a career that will stimulate you both professionally and personally.”
After graduating, Tiziana left Australia and went to work on a cruise ship in the Caribbean as an Acupuncturist at Sea. That proved to be one of the most intense and incredible experiences of her life.
“Acupuncture at Sea is a program organised by Steiner TransOcean. Working as an Acupuncturist at Sea I treated an enormous number of clients in a very short time and gained invaluable experience. Part of my job was promoting TCM and our business to attract onboard clients and sharing the wonders of acupuncture with an international audience. One of the most rewarding aspects was seeing the therapeutic results achieved with clients who experienced incredible improvements in their conditions. People heal better and faster when they are relaxed and a cruise ship provides the perfect environment. I gathered dozens of testimonials which became a powerful promotional tool for me. I made an excellent income tax free (International waters) and with no expenses on board (food, accommodation, needles and other tools of the trade are all provided by Steiner) there was the potential to make a lot and gain great experience. For the recently graduated, this is a great chance to quickly make good money, gain professional confidence and learn public speaking while practising our wonderful medicine on many people from all over the world. Although this was an incredibly rewarding experience, my greatest reward was on a personal level. While working on board I met my husband (a Chief Marine Officer). I now live in his home country Slovenia (in the beautiful Mediterranean region) and am surrounded by hundreds of olive trees and enjoying my new life.”
After Nicholas completed his Diploma of Health Science in Nutrition, he combined this with his Trade Certificate as a Chef and joined Cirque du Soleil as their official chef and nutrition adviser in the kitchens of 2 shows and travelled the world for 3 years. “During my time with the Cirque du Soliel, I taught child performers to cook and soon realised teaching was my calling. Upon returning to Australia I completed a Bachelor degree in Education. I now use my combination of qualifications to teach high school students about cooking and nutrition. I also interweave advice about nutrition into my other role as a workplace assessor of apprentice chefs.”
Julie completed her Certificate IV Remedial Therapies (Aromatherapy) in 2004 and started her Aromatherapy practice receiving clients from home. She started working at a Retirement Centre first as a volunteer then as the Complementary Therapist and has a therapy room where residents receive gentle massage and their own personal blend. She uses electric vapourisers in every lounge room to provide a pleasant environment to residents, staff and visitors. The staff is very accepting and encouraging of her Aromatherapy program which complements their resident care. She says the satisfaction working in aged care is plentiful and varied, especially to see the affect that gentle touch can have to someone. She has continued her studies and completed the Diploma in Aromatherapy.