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Naturopathic Physicians

Also called: Doctor (Dr), Naturopathic Doctor, Naturopathic Medicine Doctor, Physician

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What they do:
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases using a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals. May use physiological, psychological or mechanical methods. May also use natural medicines, prescription or legend drugs, foods, herbs, or other natural remedies.
On the job, you would:
  • Document patients' histories, including identifying data, chief complaints, illnesses, previous medical or family histories, or psychosocial characteristics.
  • Educate patients about health care management.
  • Advise patients about therapeutic exercise and nutritional medicine regimens.

Knowledge

Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Math and Science
  • biology
  • psychology
Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Medical software
  • Enova eNatro
  • Trigram Software AcuBase Pro
Label making software
  • Labeling software

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$82,420
$43,200
$160,990
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