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Why Be an Acupuncturist

The Masters degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM) integrates current oriental medicine/western medicine theories with best practices to provide you with profound & comprehensive knowledge and solid, practical skills. Working with experienced leaders in the profession, you will become a skilled practitioner of oriental medicine including acupuncture, herbal formulations and tui-na massage. You will also be prepared to critically evaluate the healthcare literature and have a chance to develop the skills needed to perform basic research. This career is ideal for individuals who are looking for a profession in which they can serve their communities, provide for their families, and find self-fulfillment. There is an increase in public demand for AOM practitioners who provide holistic, natural, and body-enhancing healthcare to the community.

Employment Settings

  • Practice (joint or solo)
  • Multidisciplinary Health Centers
  • Wellness Centers
  • Faculty at Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Universities
  • Sports Team Acupuncturist
  • Pain Centers
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • Corporate Health
  • Worker's Compensation Provider
  • Clinical Researcher

Skills You Will Develop

  • Life Long Learning
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Service Focus
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Supervision of Others
  • Effective Oral & Written Communication
  • Time Management
  • Appreciation of Individual and Cultural Diversity
  • Diagnostic Skills
  • Reason-Based Use of Science and Evidence in Practice
  • Person-Centered Condition Management
  • Illness Prevention and Wellness Focus
  • Problem Solving
  • Personal and Professional Growth and Maturity

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