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Western Herbal Medicine Educator

Find out how to become a western herbal medicine educator in the natural therapies sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Western Herbal Medicine Educator is $57,400 - 79,000 annually


What does a western herbal medicine educator do?

A western herbal medicine educator aims to inform others on the treatments and therapeutics of medicinal plants in treating a wide variety of health issues. Employment for this role is expected to grow strongly to 2022, from 7,300 workers in 2017 to 8,300 by 2022. 3,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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What skills do you need to be a western herbal medicine educator? 

Western herbal medicine educators have an expert background in natural remedies and aim to provide patients with treatments and therapies based on herbal medication.

  • Have an intrinsic desire to help others and improve their current state of health
  • Have a passion and thriving interest in the field of herbal medicine; along with research skills to keep up with trends/innovations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for listening to and providing medical advice to clients
  • Have extensive knowledge of existing treatments, therapies, and remedies
  • Have a keen attention to detail for assessing patients on their state of health and underlying issues
  • A strong understanding of human psychology and biology

Western herbal medicine educator quick facts

Western herbal medicine educators are rising in demand, with plenty of opportunity to work part-time. Here are a few key facts on the role.

  • 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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