Homeopaths believe that you can use homeopathic remedies to stimulate the body to heal itself.
Salary Range: Variable
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- a course run by a private training organisation
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
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
- equivalent entry requirements
- student finance for fees and living costs
- university courses and entry requirements
Volunteering and experience
You could do some work shadowing with a homeopath to find out more about homeopathy and how to get started.
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
You can get more details about a career in homeopathy through the following organisations:
Skills and knowledge
- 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
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
You could work in a therapy clinic, from home or at a client’s home.
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.