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Acupuncturist

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Acupuncturists treat a variety of physical and emotional problems by inserting fine needles into specific pressure points on the body, to stimulate the energy flow in the body.

The Work

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Pay

Most acupuncturists work for themselves. They charge a fee for each session with the client. The better known they are, the more they can charge.

Fees on average are about £25 to £40 for a 30 to 60 minute session, with regular patients getting a special deal for a block of sessions. Out of this income the acupuncturist has to buy equipment and pay for premises.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese system of medicine, which is a growing profession in the UK.

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

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
Tel: 020 8735 0400
Website: http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/
Twitter: @TheBAcC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishAcupunctureCouncil

British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS)
Tel: 01606 786782
E-mail: admin@thebmas.com
Website: http://www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk
Twitter: @BMAS_News
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/British-Medical-Acupuncture-Society/160802447283923

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
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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