Career Description:

Acupuncturists use fine needles (a procedure developed from traditional Chinese medicine) to stimulate specific points on the body in order to lessen pain and prevent illness. Most acupuncturists work independently out of holistic treatment centers.

Job Outlook:

As the nation's interest and understanding of alternative medicine begins to increase. the number of jobs for acupuncturists will echo this growth. Acupuncture is also becoming more popular as more insurance companies begin to cover this type of treatment.

Expected Income:$30,000+

Desirable Personality Traits:

The best Acupuncturists are patient, enjoy helping others, and have very calming and soothing personalities.

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In 2017, workers with a bachelor's degree or higher had almost twice as much
median earnings per week than workers with only a high school diploma*.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics