Practitioners of natural healing

Practitioners of natural healing

NOC
3232

Promote, maintain and restore the holistic health of patients using traditional Chinese medicine techniques and other forms of treatment including acupressure, herbology or homeopathy.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3-Year Job Openings

20
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$16,825
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

109
 

% Working Full Time

55%
 

% Working Full Year

36%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Practitioners of natural healing provide health care to patients using traditional Chinese medicine techniques and other forms of treatment including acupuncture, herbology or reflexology to promote, maintain and restore the holistic health of patients. They usually work in private practice, including group or team practices, or are employed by clinics, health clubs and spas.

Main Duties

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Diagnose the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients
  • Treat them using raw herbs and other medicines, dietary supplements or acupuncture.

Acupuncturists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Diagnose symptoms, physiological disorders and injuries of patients
  • Treat them by the insertion of acupuncture needles or through stimulation techniques such as acupressure, moxibustion, cupping or electrical current.

Herbalists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assess patients and advise them on the use of herbs for the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, skin disorders and stomach ailments
  • May cultivate herbs and manufacture and sell herbal compounds.

Osteopathic manual therapists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Diagnose, treat and manage musculoskeletal and other related disorders of the body's structure by moving, stretching, and massaging a patients' muscles and joints to correct biomechanical dysfunctions.

Homeopaths perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assess illnesses and treat them by administering, in chemical or herbal form, a small dosage of the illness itself or by suggesting lifestyle changes.

Reflexologists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Apply gentle finger pressure to specific spots on the clients' feet or hands to promote relaxation and better health and well-being.

Also Known As

  • acupuncturist
  • aromatherapist
  • ayurvedic practitioner
  • herbalist
  • homeopathist
  • reflexologist
  • traditional Chinese medicine practitioner
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners usually require completion of a three- to four-year diploma program in traditional Chinese medicine from a private institute or completion of a program in traditional Chinese medicine from recognized medical schools abroad.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in Ontario and British Columbia.
  • Acupuncturists usually require completion of a three-year diploma program in acupuncture from a private institute or completion of some university undergraduate studies in science and training in a related health care discipline or work experience under the supervision of a registered acupuncturist.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for acupuncturists in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
  • Osteopathic manual therapists require completion of a four- to five- year college program in osteopathy.
  • Homeopaths usually require completion of a three-year diploma program in homeopathy.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for homeopaths in Ontario.
  • Other occupations in this unit group usually require completion of training programs specific to their type of practice and some supervised practical training.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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73.9%
Female
26.1%
Male
Employment by age

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7.7%
15-24
7.7%
25-34
11.5%
35-44
30.8%
45-54
26.9%
55-64
15.4%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
8.7%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
21.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
30.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
39.1%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

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100.0%
Health care and social assistance
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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31.80%
Northeast
27.30%
Southeast
18.20%
Southwest
13.60%
Central
9.10%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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N/A
Northeast
$16,782
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$16,825

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$23,297

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$16,825

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$15,185

Canada

$14,418
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3-Year

20
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

17
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

65
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

6
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

59