Homeopath

Beauty and Wellbeing Career Profiles from The CV Writer - Creating Brand YOU - #creatingbrandYOU

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

Salary Range: Variable

The CV Writer, helping you write a CV, guiding you to a career.

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • a course run by a private training organisation

University

You could take a qualification recognised by one of the professional organisations for homeopathy, like a degree in homeopathy.

Courses take 3 years full time or at least 4 years part time. All recognised programmes include supervised practice.

If you’re a qualified healthcare professional like a doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacist or midwife, you could take a postgraduate homeopathy course approved by the Faculty of Homeopathy

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including a science, for a degree
  • a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study

More information

The CV Writer, helping you write a CV, guiding you to a career.

Volunteering and experience

You could do some work shadowing with a homeopath to find out more about homeopathy and how to get started.

Other routes

You could study for a homeopathy diploma with a private training college. You’ll usually need:

  • knowledge of science
  • relevant life experience
  • an interest in homeopathy

More information

Further information

You can get more details about a career in homeopathy through the following organisations:

The CV Writer, helping you write a CV, guiding you to a career.

Skills and knowledge

You’ll need:

  • knowledge of medicine and dentistry
  • knowledge of psychology
  • counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • the ability to read English
  • knowledge of biology
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
The CV Writer, helping you write a CV, guiding you to a career.

Day-to-day tasks

Your work will usually involve:

  • discussing a client’s symptoms and their wider life
  • explaining remedies to clients
  • choosing, preparing and giving homeopathic remedies
  • keeping client notes
  • offering help with lifestyle issues and everyday stresses
  • encouraging clients to keep in touch with healthcare professionals
  • business administration, if self-employed

Working environment

You could work in a therapy clinic, from home or at a client’s home.

The CV Writer, helping you write a CV, guiding you to a career.

With experience you could move into teaching homeopathic courses. You could also work in journalism, specialising in complementary therapies.

You may decide to work in the manufacture of homeopathic remedies and products.