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Wellness Careers: Alternative Medicine Jobs You’ll Love

Alternative medicine jobs

May 28 2022 - Health and wellness careers have been around for thousands of years. The art of healing transcends technology and culture.

Did you know that there is evidence of complex medical procedures from ancient Egypt? We're talking about amputations and other types of surgeries.

However, if you're interested in wellness careers but surgery doesn't fall into that category, that's okay. There are countless alternative medicine careers out there for people like you.

But what are your options?

We're glad you asked. Keep reading for a quick list of alternative healthcare jobs.


There are varying levels of therapy needed by people around the world. Some people suffer from mild depression and anxiety while others have severe PTSD and emotional traumas. There are also people who require therapeutic help for addictions, relationships, childhood traumas, and more.

Some people believe that the root of all health-related issues can be traced back to our mental and emotional states.  If you subscribe to this belief, all symptoms or health issues are simply manifestations of a mind at dis-ease. Becoming a therapist allows you to dive into different wellness careers that focus on mental and emotional health.


Chiropractors are some of the most common alternative wellness jobs. This field specializes in helping people with both chronic and acute pain in their bodies. More specifically, it focuses on the alignment of the spine and hips to ensure maximum comfort and function.

Follow this link to learn more about the salary of chiropractic specialists.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapy should never be underrated. People from all different backgrounds tend to have sore backs, stiff necks, lower back pain, shoulder pain, and more. It doesn't matter if you're a laborer or an office worker.

Massage therapists know how to use various massage methods to decrease symptoms of pain, increase mobility, and make your life more comfortable. If you've got strong hands and don't mind contact with other people, this is one of the best wellness careers.

Energy Healer

Finally, let's take a look at some esoteric wellness careers. Quantum physics has shown that the world around us is made up of energy. In fact, our bodies are made up of the same components, vibrating at different frequencies.

Energy healing is an alternative medicine specialty that aims to control this energy to heal a patient. Different energy or spiritual healing categories include:

  • Reiki
  • Qi Gong
  • Ayurveda
  • Acupuncture
  • Tapping
  • Thai Massage
  • Contact healing
  • Light Healing
  • And more

Not everyone believes in these types of healing arts. However, most alternative medicine practices look at the patient as a whole, rather than a list of symptoms.

They strive to find the underlying issue. Relating back to therapy, underlying issues could include mental illnesses, emotional traumas, dietary issues, energy blockages, and more.

Looking into Different Wellness Careers?

As you can see, there are a ton of alternative wellness careers you can pursue to help people heal their minds and bodies. There are also plenty more not listed in this article. Continue to research your options to make the best choice for your future.

And if you're looking for more career tips or advice, we have more to offer. Check out some of our other articles to find more information that can help you land your dream job.

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