A holistic therapist is someone who will provide people with an alternative to traditional medicines.
There are a number of different fields that are related to holistic therapy, such as; health coach, massage therapist, acupuncturist and chiropractor. In order to become a licensed self employed therapist candidates are required to have a formal qualification, such as a masters degree or doctorate in the particular subject. Depending on the field of therapy other tests may also be required to obtain a licence.
People who want to practise holistic therapy should also have experience. Although this can usually be attained throughout studies, voluntary work placements are often looked upon in a favourable manner. Aside from education and experience employers are also interested in candidates who have good people skills and the ability to make clients feel relaxed.
Holistic medicine and therapy is increasing in popularity. There are many job opportunities available throughout the country regardless of location. Many holistic therapists work on a freelance basis. Employment can often be found through recruitment agencies.
Salary can vary according to a number of factors, such as whether the individual is working for an umbrella company, or on a freelance basis. The number of regular clientele can also have a significant impact on salary. Salary usually starts at around £14,000; however a highly qualified self employed holistic therapist could earn more than £30,000.