While certified herbalists may not legally practice medicine in the United States, they may work as consultants, researchers, educators, or producers of herbal products. This career field may be appealing to those with an interest in using alternative or natural therapies to promote health. Herbalists may become certified through schools or professional organizations. Educational requirements include formal education and apprenticeships.
Varies according to the certifying body; some candidates earn the Doctor of Naturopathy degree
A reputable position in this field requires a lot of experience and expertise. Patients who require herbal treatment look for experts to treat chronic and acute diseases. There are plenty of opportunities for people in this field because new medicines are constantly produced with effective cure. Employment opportunities can be found in various areas including personal clinics, physician's office, hospitals, and holistic medicine clinics. Furthermore, herbalists can work as manufacturers, managers or consultants in the herbal industry. They can even apply for the post of a teacher or researcher.
There is a great potential in this work and salary structure can be checked from two different but authentic sources. The payscale.com has reported herbalists who are certified might earn around $20,800 to $50,000, annually in 2011. According to American Herbalists Guild, herbalist's average salary range might be up to $20,000 to $120,000 annually.
Upon completion of the Master Herbalist Program graduates will receive Practitioner Certifications through:
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association
Live On-line and On Location
Upon payment you will either report to our classroom location or you can participate through Live On-line attendance with Adobe Connect.
If you participate through live on-line attendance our office will send you a link to Adobe Connect approximately 24 hours before the class.
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine is exempt from MHEC approval authority and therefore can teach in Maryland.