Diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders by stimulating specific acupuncture points within the body using acupuncture needles. May also use cups, nutritional supplements, therapeutic massage, acupressure, and other alternative health therapies.

Also includes

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $63,210.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 350
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 2.86 %

For more information on the new projection methodology, visit Hoosiers by the Numbers .

Find Available Postings

Select an Area:

Find Training

Find Training Programs


Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Learning Orientation
Computer Fundamentals

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Treat medical condition of patient
Give medications or immunizations
Develop medical treatment plans
Attend to patient's personal care
Develop patient therapy programs
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Develop treatment plans
Provide in home patient care
Administer non-intravenous medications
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Treat patients using alternative medical procedures
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Incorporate nutritional practices and techniques into menus, diets, or individual meals
Adapt activities to meet patient needs
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Massage patient or client
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Develop dietary care plans
Establish treatment goals
Conduct medical tests
Administer medical injections
Standardize drug dosages
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Perform minor surgery
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Provide physical therapy to patients or clients
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Perform medical surgery
Apply traction to patients
Deliver babies
Treat dental problems or diseases
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Administer intravenous medications
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Conduct medical x-rays
Perform emergency medical procedures
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Provide care to women during pregnancy and childbirth
Test patient vision
Test patient heart functioning
Test patient lung functioning
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Provide occupational therapy to patients or clients
Implement life support procedures
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Feed food to individuals

Training and Teaching Others

Educate patients regarding diagnosis or treatment
Prepare medical reports
Instruct patients in methods to improve functional activities
Educate patients in use of assistive, supportive, or health related devices
Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses
Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments
Provide health education and disease prevention instruction
Prepare medical reports or presentations
Teach food or nutrition principles
Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities
Provide nutritional instruction to individuals or families
Teach medical self care
Teach family members to provide bedside care
Train medical providers
Train non-medical personnel and caregivers
Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients
Prepare educational reports or presentations
Develop educational presentations
Prepare tests
Develop instructional materials
Organize educational material or ideas
Conduct health training programs
Prepare reports or evaluations associated with non-medical therapy treatment
Teach medical laboratory procedures
Demonstrate physical activities
Prepare healthcare training materials
Instruct patients or caregivers in basic and adaptive living skills
Teach principles of medicine
Prepare audio-visual teaching aids
Develop lesson, course, or training objectives
Update instructional or educational curricula
Develop educational and instructional programs
Teach post-secondary courses
Establish educational, instructional, or training policies, procedures, or standards
Select method of instruction
Select teaching materials
Teach work related or interest-based courses
Guide class discussions
Evaluate student performance

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze medical or health data
Analyze patient activity to determine progress
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Examine patients
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Conduct patient assessments
Interpret x-ray images
Calculate medicine dosages
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Conduct physical examinations
Take vital signs
Perform medical research
Perform biological testing
Determine nutritional needs or diet restrictions
Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment
Interpret employee medical evaluations
Analyze dental data
Analyze speech or hearing data
Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
Calculate radiation dosages following physician's prescription
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Analyze blood samples
Analyze biological samples
Perform community, social, or health services related research
Interpret psychological test results
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Examine biological specimens
Analyze chemical or biological data
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Analyze cellular, molecular, or biological compounds

Real-Time Job Posting Statistics

Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Medical History Review
Care Planning
Public Speaking

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.