Homeopaths believe that you can use homeopathic remedies to stimulate the body to heal itself.Job Category:
What you will do:
In this role you could:
- discuss a client’s symptoms and their lifestyle
- explain remedies to clients
- choose, prepare and give homeopathic remedies
- keep client notes
- give advice on healthy living
- encourage clients to keep in touch with healthcare professionals
- promote your service if you are self-employed
- knowledge of medicine (human anatomy & physiology) and dentistry
- knowledge of psychology
- knowledge of homeopathy and remedies
- counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
- the ability to read English
- knowledge of biology to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
As well as:
To become a Homeopath, you typically do not require specific subjects, as homeopathy is often studied at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. However, having a strong foundation in certain subjects can be beneficial for understanding the principles of healthcare and holistic healing. Below are some subjects and skills that can provide a good foundation for a career in homeopathy:
- Biology: A solid understanding of biology is important as it forms the basis for understanding human anatomy, physiology, and how the body functions. Homeopaths often take a holistic approach to health, and knowledge of biology can be essential.
- Chemistry: Although not mandatory, some knowledge of chemistry can be useful in understanding the preparation and dilution processes involved in homeopathic remedies.
- Physics: Physics principles may not be directly related to homeopathy, but a general understanding of scientific concepts can be beneficial.
- Mathematics: Basic math skills are important for conducting measurements and dilutions accurately when preparing homeopathic remedies.
- English: Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential for consulting with patients and documenting their cases.
You can get into this job through:
- a course recognised by a homeopathy professional body
You could do some work shadowing with a homeopath to find out more about homeopathy and how to get started.
You could take a qualification recognised by one of the professional organisations for homeopathy.
You could start by doing a short introductory course to make sure a career in homeopathy is right for you.
You could then move on to a professional training course. These are usually studied part time. You could do:
- a foundation level training course which usually takes a year
- an undergraduate degree level training course which usually takes between 2 and 4 years
Working Hours and Environment:
A typical week consists of 41-43 hours of work. You could be required to work freelance/be self-employed managing your own hours.
You could work in a therapy clinic, from home or at a client’s home.
Career Path & Progression:
Most homeopaths are self-employed. Some practice homeopathy alongside another career or healthcare role while building up a client base big enough to open their own practice.
- do additional training in other complimentary therapies to add to the range of treatments you can offer
- move into teaching homeopathic courses
- use your knowledge and experience to write articles or advice on complementary therapies
- work in the manufacture of homeopathic remedies and products