Naturopathic Doctor

Diagnose, treat, and care for patients.
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Salary Range
$38,000 – $137,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Naturopathic Doctors do?

Diagnoses, treats, and cares for patients, using system of practice that bases treatment of physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing human body: Utilizes physiological, psychological, and mechanical methods, such as air, water, light, heat, earth, phytotherapy, food and herb therapy, psychotherapy, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, minor and orificial surgery, mechanotherapy, naturopathic corrections and manipulation, and natural methods or modalities, together with natural medicines, natural processed foods, and herbs and nature’s remedies. Excludes major surgery, therapeutic use of x ray and radium, and use of drugs, except those assimilable substances containing elements or compounds which are components of body tissues and are physiologically compatible to body processes for maintenance of life.

Should I be a Naturopathic Doctor?

You should have a master's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Doctor, Naturopathic, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, Herb Doctor, Homeopathic Doctor See More

    How to become a Naturopathic Doctor

    We recommend at least a Master's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's. Check out these schools offering Naturopathic Doctor-related education!
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