Naturopathy focuses on the healing power of nature, with naturopaths using dietary counselling, herbal medicine, flower essences and lifestyle education to treat illness and restore health.
Naturopaths are experts in whole health and wellbeing, and provide evidence based natural health care that is effective, safe and meaningful to their clients. Through an in-depth understanding of human bioscience, emotional and social factors, and as prescribers of natural medicine, Naturopaths are able to help prevent disease, provide optimal health and wellbeing and relief of symptoms by treating the whole person and the root causes of disease.
Employment prospects for complementary health professionals grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to continue growing with 8,000 jobs predicted by 2023 (Federal Government Job Outlook, 2018)
As a Clinical Naturopath some of your responsibilities may include:
As most Naturopaths are self-employed, your income will depend on factors such as the price you charge per hour; the number of hours you work; the number of patients you attract as well as your running costs and overheads.
In Australia the average Naturopath:
Source: Steel et al., (2018). The Australian Complementary Medicine Workforce: A Profile of 1,306 Practitioners from the PRACI Study.
To become a successful Naturopath, you'll need:
Many Naturopaths work independently in private practice, setting their own hours and developing and managing their own businesses. However there are also a diverse range of job opportunities outside of clinical practice. The naturopathy industry continues to grow, with the general population becoming increasingly aware of the importance of overall wellness and health prevention. With Endeavour College of Natural Health’s degree you’ll be qualified to provide both specific and general advice to clients in a range of practitioner and non-practitioner settings.
Women’s health, infertility, complex chronic diseases, cancer support, children’s health, autoimmune diseases, environmental medicine, men’s medicine, autism spectrum disorder, allergies or digestive disorders.
Using your flair for visual and written communication you can create naturopath-specific content to be used by yourself or companies employing you for:
Contribute to the body of knowledge on herbal medicine by becoming a researcher. The first step to pursuing a career in research is completing further education with Endeavour College of Natural Health’s Honours program.
Laboratory, clinical and public health areas of research including investigations of plants, effectiveness and safety of naturopathy and the impact of naturopathy on public health are popular areas of interest.
Using a naturopathy qualification graduates can work in companies like Metagenics, Integria and BioCeuticals in areas such as:
Work at any level of clinic management.
Teach and nurture the next generation of Clinical Naturopaths by:
Using public speaking skills coupled with a naturopathic qualification you can present and speak at events such as conferences and webinars on naturopathic topics.
Work with different groups of people, whether it’s with individuals, families, corporates, or communities to educate them about herbalism, food preparation, grocery shopping and more. Hold workshops and masterclasses to further educate.