The medical field continues to have strong job growth. There are many traditional medical jobs that can be good career choices, but there is also a non-traditional job that can be just as rewarding and financially stable. That is the ancient field of acupuncture. For thousands of years people in the Eastern cultures have been practicing the art of acupuncture and getting excellent results. Today, many people are looking for cures without the use of medications and are finding out that there is another way. Acupuncture can help with many ailments including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Addiction Therapy
- Reproductive Problems
There are several schools in New York that offer degrees in acupuncture. The New York College of Health Professionals offers a Graduate School of Oriental Medicine program. Once completed a student would have either a Bachelor or Masters Degree in Health Sciences/Acupuncture. The course is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ACAOM. If you are going to study acupuncture, your course should be accredited by them, as they are the nationally recognized commission.
The courses at NY College blend Western and Eastern medicine together to give you a comprehensive education in the medical field. Students will also get hands on training in the Academic Health Care Teaching Clinic. Once finished, the student will be well prepared for the national certification exam to become licensed in the state of NY.
The New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Long Island also offers a fully accredited Masters Degree program. The three or four years of schooling is taught in small classes in the traditional Chinese way. Graduates of this program can also go on to take the national certification exam to become licensed.
Wherever you study, there may be many options available to you once you have completed your training and have become licensed. Becoming an acupuncturist may give you skills that are in demand and can lead to an excellent career.