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Acupuncturists

Also called: Acupuncture Physician, Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Licensed Acupuncturist (LAC)

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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:
  • Develop individual treatment plans and strategies.
  • Adhere to local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and statutes.
  • Insert needles to provide acupuncture treatment.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • AcuBase Pro
  • Miridia Technology AcuGraph
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

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

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$75,640
$42,120
$148,950

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