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Mingee is an Acupuncture student & intern at her school. Mingee originally had plans to go to dental school, but ultimately decided she wanted to pursue Acupuncture.

School: University of East West Medicine
Job Title: Acupuncture Student & Intern

Job Summary: Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine

Job Description

Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine (AOM) is an ancient and empirical system of medicine based on the concept of qi (pronounced “chee”), which is usually translated as energy. AOM treatments identify a pattern of energetic imbalance within a patient and redress that disharmony through a variety of therapies that may include acupuncture needling, cupping, acupressure, and exercises such as tai ji and qi gong, as well as Chinese herbal preparations.

On-the-Job Training

Depending on how you gain your training, acupuncturists often practice under the guidance of someone more experienced when they start working.

Additional Info

Specific academic requirements and programs may vary from one AOM college to another, but in general, a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree (or the equivalent, with 60 semester units from an accredited college or university) is required for admission into an AOM program.

The length of training at most accredited AOM schools is 3 years for acupuncture and 4 years for the combination of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The Oriental Medicine program includes the study of Chinese herbology. NOTE: A number of schools offer multiple language tracks that include Chinese and Korean, in addition to English.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$35,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 19 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Empathy, Likes working with hands, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Analytical skills, Hand-eye coordination, Problem solving skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Master's degree
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