Naturopath | Selby College
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Naturopaths believe in improving their clients' health through natural therapies and education about lifestyle, diet and exercise.

Potential salary


Employment by 2024


Working hours

37 to 39 variable

  • knowledge of medicine and dentistry
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • active listening skills
  • knowledge of psychology
  • counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • customer service skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

As part of your day-to-day duties, you could:

  • discuss your client's symptoms and their lifestyle
  • carry out a physical examination
  • take blood samples and carrying out other tests
  • design a treatment plan based on the consultation and test results
  • advise on diet and lifestyle
  • keep detailed client notes
  • see clients for follow-up appointments
  • refer clients to a GP where necessary

You could work at a client's home or in a therapy clinic.

With experience you could move into teaching or research.

You can find out more about becoming a naturopath from the General Naturopathic Council and General Council and Register of Naturopaths.

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