As acupuncture continues to grow in popularity, many acupuncture practitioners are enjoying very lucrative careers.
Starting salaries may range from $25,000 to $35,000 and upwards of $120,000.
The higher incomes are dependent upon large cities, skill levels, and adding techniques for specialization, such as a facelift. As a practitioner you may develop your own practice, work with other holistic healers, work in clinics or with a chiropractor.
This holistic healing method is an ancient Chinese form of healing brought about by the Chinese belief that the body has a natural flow of "Qi" or energy. If the "Qi" is blocked, it shows up as illnesses in the body.
By restoring the natural flow of "Qi" the body can heal itself from such problems as, arthritis, back pain, depression, and fears to name a few. It has even been used effectively to help people stop smoking.
Client treatments involve collecting a detailed medical history. Diet, lifestyle and current symptoms are also relevant to the treatment requirements. The acupuncturist then determines where the blockage is occurring. Needles are then inserted into specific meridians points to restore the body's natural energy flow.
Education requirements for this career are impressive. You must have a bachelor's degree followed by graduation from an accredited acupuncturist school.
Prepare to take a state licensing exam as most states require a license to practice acupuncture. Check with your local state and city authorities for rules and regulations pertaining to licensing in your state.
You may be extremely busy trying to fulfill all the education requirements and studying for the exam, but consider building a website as soon as you have the time, after graduation.
Knowing your business website is up and running, ready to help you get your business rolling, can help remove some of the "test stress".
Technology has made it easy for anyone to build a website with the right tools and/or software. Once you become a certified acupuncturist, you will need customers.
One of the fastest ways to build your practice is to correctly build a website that gets lots of traffic. There are lots of people on the internet who want to sell you a website-building service.
Unfortunately, after you pay their fees, most of them leave all the learning curve up to you. Or, they build a visually beautiful site that gets no traffic.
This website is built to get traffic and yours should be, too.
By creating your own acupuncture website, (even if you don't have an office,yet...you can always add that page to the site, later, after you write informational pages about your career topic), you can begin building your business practice before you even get out of school.
Overwhelmed with school and no time for building a website? No problem! Hire a Certified Webmaster and relax.
An SBI certified webmaster saves you time, money and worry because you know your site will be built correctly by someone who knows what it takes to get the clicks.
I'm very happy with the traffic that building this website brings. I firmly believe that you will be, too.
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