Acupuncture Job Security – Even in a Crummy Economy

February 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Acu Insighter Newsletter

CB101078If you are training to become an acupuncturist or already building an acupuncture practice (like me), there’s good news! Health care jobs are in demand and on the rise. I just read the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report that states,

“over the next eight years health care job openings are expected to grow twice as fast as those in all other sectors of the economy combined. In fact, seven of the top twenty fastest-growing careers are in health care.”Yahoo Hot Jobs

Seven of the top twenty fasted growing jobs are all in the health care field. Now before you get too excited, Acupuncturist is not among the fasted growing health care jobs. But the fact that the health care industry itself is growing, even in a down economy, means acupuncturists can benefit. Here’s why:

As acupuncturists, we can take advantage of the demand for Physician Assistants, Medical Assistants, Physical Therapists, etc., by developing relationships and referral networks with them. Until “Acupuncturists” get their very own spot on “The 30 Fastest Growing Occupations” report, we can continue to carve out our unique niche interfacing with the mainstream health care demands.

You can start doing this now by connecting with the health care providers in your community. (Click Here to read how I connect with other health care professionals and build a referral network.)

The demand for qualified professionals who can provide holistic health care is only going to increase as Baby Boomers age. So keep your eyes open for opportunities to continue to grow your practice and expand your reach within your community. As these new health care workers enter the job market be sure to welcome them!

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