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Homeopaths treat a range of conditions, both physical and emotional, with very small quantities of natural substances (or 'active ingredients') that trigger the body into healing itself.

Homeopathy is based on the theory of 'like cures like' – that substances taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts. Medicine may take pill, tablet or liquid form.

The Work

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Pay

Most homeopaths charge around £60 to £100 for the initial consultation and £35 to £65 for follow-up appointments, which usually includes the cost of the remedies. A homeopath starting out may earn from £6,000 up to £10,000 a year. Once a reputation is established earnings may rise to around £30,000 a year.

Conditions

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Getting In

You might find work in the National Health Service (NHS) – there is one NHS homeopathic hospital in Scotland, in Glasgow (HS Centre for Integrative Care). Most homeopaths are self-employed.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
1957
2.1 %
RISE
2023
1998
  United Kingdom
2018
23888
2.7 %
RISE
2023
24523

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

More Information

The British Homeopathic Association has a list on their website of qualified homeopaths, practising across the country.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Homeopathic Association
Tel: 020 3640 5903
E-mail: info@britishhomeopathic.org
Website: http://www.britishhomeopathic.org
Twitter: @bhahomeopathy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishHomeopathic

Faculty of Homeopathy
Tel: 020 3640 5903
E-mail: info@facultyofhomeopathy.org
Website: http://www.facultyofhomeopathy.org
Twitter: @fohhomeopathy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/facultyofhomeopathy

Skills for Health
Tel: 0117 922 1155
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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