Job Description:

Homeopaths believe that you can use homeopathic remedies to stimulate the body to heal itself.

Job Category:
Health Care & Social Assistance

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


You’ll need:

  • 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:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • thinking and reasoning skills (adaptability skills)
  • excellent verbal & written communication skills (leadership skills)
  • decision making and judgement skills
  • time management abilities
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Entry Requirements:

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Chemistry: Although not mandatory, some knowledge of chemistry can be useful in understanding the preparation and dilution processes involved in homeopathic remedies.
  3. Physics: Physics principles may not be directly related to homeopathy, but a general understanding of scientific concepts can be beneficial.
  4. Mathematics: Basic math skills are important for conducting measurements and dilutions accurately when preparing homeopathic remedies.
  5. English: Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential for consulting with patients and documenting their cases.

Post School

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.

Other Routes

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.

You could:

  • 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