Acupuncturist insert acupuncture needles into the back of a female patient

Acupuncturist

Acupuncturists treat disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into the skin.

Overview

Acupuncturists treat disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into the skin.

Day-to-day

  • assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • develops and implements treatment plans using acupuncture
  • evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans.

Occupation snapshot
info-icon
Not available
info-icon
info-icon
Strong

To become an Acupuncturist

  • You need an advanced diploma or bachelor degree in health science majoring in either Chinese medicine or acupuncture to work as an Acupuncturist.

    Find a Bachelor of Health Science

Skills

info-icon

Top skills employers are looking for:

Careers to explore