Healthcare, Medical & Nursing
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Alternative Medicine

If you're interested in pursuing a career in the field of health and medicine but don't feel called to the current state of the healthcare profession, a degree in Alternative Medicine may be the right path for you.

Types of Degrees

A wide range of educational paths are available to people pursuing an education in the alternative medicine field, from certifications and bachelor's degrees up to doctoral degrees in naturopathy.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent with a strong academic background in science and math will help bachelor's degree applicants gain acceptance into the school of their choice. Scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT are also often required. To become a naturopathic doctor, you must first complete a bachelor's degree with coursework in the major sciences, psychology, and humanities.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a bachelor's or doctorate degree in alternative medicine include:

  • Chiropractor
  • Acupuncturist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Naturopathic Doctor
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a massage therapist was $42,820 in 2019 (2)while a Chiropractor made $70,340 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and what industry the job is in.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.