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Also called: Acupuncture Physician, Acupuncturist, Licensed Acupuncturist

What they do:
Provide treatment of symptoms and disorders using needles and small electrical currents. May provide massage treatment. May also provide preventive treatments.
On the job, you would:
  • Insert needles to provide acupuncture treatment.
  • Maintain and follow standard quality, safety, environmental and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to local, state and federal laws, regulations and statutes.


  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Math and Science
  • psychology
  • biology
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • AcuBase Pro Software
  • AcuPartner Professional


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
professional degree
usually needed

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