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Find out how to become a naturopath and work in the natural therapies industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Naturopath is $56,000 - 75,500 annually


What does a naturopath do?

Naturopaths work to diagnose, treat and prevent illness through the use of natural medicines. They work with patients who have physical and mental health requirements, using a variety of techniques and treatments. Employment for naturopaths to 2019 is expected to experience strong growth. Employment in this small occupation grew moderately over the last five years.

Read more about the natural therapies industry.

What skills do you need to be a naturopath?

Naturopaths work with individual clients to provide a holistic approach to medicine and health.

  • Making assessments to ascertain general health and the details of specific health concerns
  • Building rapport with clients in order to promote a holistic approach to health
  • Developing treatment plans to include a variety of natural therapies
  • Ongoing evaluation and documentation of patient progress
  • Providing advice on a range of lifestyle matters
  • Appropriately prescribing natural medicines

Naturopath quick facts

Working as a naturopath allows you to look after other people whilst making important decisions based on up to date knowledge and expertise.

  • Average Hours Worked
    40.8 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; retail trade; and education and training
  • Average qualification level
    71.7% Bachelor Degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.


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