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Working As An Acupuncturist

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  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
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  • $99,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Acupuncturist Do At Cleveland Clinic

* Participates in the delivery of integrative health care to individual patients and groups, using acupuncture and related techniques.
* Works closely with participants to adjust course of instruction to best benefit each individual and refers clients to physician/medical professionals for medical issues that may arise during sessions.
* Participates in educational activities.
* Participates in research programs.
* Participates in quality monitoring programs.
* Serves as a clinical preceptor for other health care professionals obtaining practice in the specialty area.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does An Acupuncturist Do At Colleges of The Fenway

* The Acupuncturist provides treatments to patients at the NESA Teaching Center located at 19 Norwich St. in Worcester, MA.
* The position is available on a per diem basis.
* The Acupuncturist is responsible for a variety of activities that may include any of the following:
* Serve as mentor to NESA student assistants
* Assist patients with the sale of herbal products
* Schedule appointments and record payments as needed
* Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor

What Does An Acupuncturist Do At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

* Provides assessment, diagnoses and treatment according to traditional oriental medical methods.
* Obtains pertinent history, performs appropriate physical assessment and diagnosis.
* Develops and implements acupuncture treatment plan with short and long term goals based on approved standards of care.
* Provides evidence based acupuncture and acupressure treatments according to plan.
* Consults with the Integrative Medicine healthcare team and other providers to ensure prescribed treatment plan is compatible with recommendations from other team members.
* Provides ongoing communication with the patient's referring physician and other health care providers to ensure continuity of care.
* Evaluates the effectiveness of the care plan; counsels patient in meeting established goals.
* Meets assessed needs and ensures short and long term goals are met.
* Plans follow up care as needed.
* Assists in developing patient education materials, forms, and policies.
* Uses approved patient education materials and educates patients and families based on care plan.
* Provides acupuncture education/training programs to other health care providers and the community.
* Actively participates in staff and/or interdisciplinary meetings, task forces and projects.
* Documents patients' records in an accurate and timely manner.
* Documents acupuncture visits and records pertinent data in web OMR (online medical record) in accordance with medical center, department, and Center for Integrative Care policies.
* Completes all relevant paperwork; submits forms and reports in a timely manner (e.g. visit ticket entries, charge tickets

What Does An Acupuncturist Do At University of Utah Healthcare

* Essential Functions
* Verifies medical records including the physician’s orders for acupuncture, reviews their medical file for contraindications/precautions for treatment.
* Collects medical history and general health and life style information from patients.
* Analyzes physical findings and medical history to make diagnoses according to Oriental medicine.
* Works with each patient to develop a treatment plan and strategy based on their diagnoses as well as individual needs.
* Explains procedure and discusses individualized treatment.
* Inspects area to be treated looking for edema, blisters, and/or rash, and if present, reports issues to physician/nurse before beginning treatment.
* Provides acupuncture treatments as determined by the patient’s treatment plan.
* Observes and assesses patient for any unexpected or undesirable physical/emotional reactions.
* When necessary, suspends treatment, and provides appropriate intervention.
* Reports adverse reactions to physician/nurse as indicated.
* Maintains detailed and complete records, health care plans and prognoses.
* Educates patients on topics such as meditation, ergonomics, stretching, exercise, nutrition, the healing process, breathing, and relaxation techniques.
* Evaluates treatment outcomes and makes treatment recommendations as necessary to further promote, restore, or maintain health

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Average Yearly Salary
$99,000
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$46,000
Min 10%
$99,000
Median 50%
$99,000
Median 50%
$99,000
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$99,000
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$99,000
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$99,000
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$212,000
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Best Paying Company
State of New York
Highest Paying City
Roseville, MN
Highest Paying State
Wyoming
Avg Experience Level
4.5 years
How much does an Acupuncturist make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Acupuncturist in the United States is $99,995 per year or $48 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $46,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $213,000.

Real Acupuncturist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Acupuncturist Madalian Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Wayne, NJ Jul 09, 2016 $114,785
Acupuncturist Madalian Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Wayne, NJ Dec 09, 2016 $114,785
Acupuncturist Chiropractic Wellness Center of Clifton Clifton, NJ Jan 13, 2016 $108,576
Acupuncturist Won Buddhism of The USA, Inc. Rockville, MD Apr 22, 2015 $100,880
Acupuncturist and Instructor American Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Inc. Roseville, MN Oct 01, 2015 $90,000
Acupuncturist Edison Rehabilitation & Acupuncture, P.C. Edison, NJ Jul 31, 2015 $74,048
Acupuncturist The One Therapy & Acupuncture Clinic PC Fort Lee, NJ Mar 21, 2016 $72,000
Clinical Acupuncturist Alamo Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Clinic Inc. San Antonio, TX Sep 18, 2015 $72,000
Acupuncturist Dong J Oh Md North Wales, PA Oct 22, 2015 $68,474
Acupuncturist China Institute of TRDL CHNS Md, Inc. Saint Paul, MN Sep 01, 2015 $68,000
Acupuncturist Shin Wook Kang Medical Center, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jul 28, 2016 $67,700
Acupuncturist Jacksonville Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic LLC Jacksonville, FL Aug 01, 2015 $66,000
Acupuncturist Center for Intractable Pain Management Irving, TX Aug 24, 2016 $54,972
Acupuncturist John's Acupuncture Azusa, CA Sep 13, 2015 $54,951
Acupuncturist Duke Acupuncture, P.C. Valley Stream, NY Sep 20, 2016 $54,596
Acupuncturist Health Traditions, LLC Chicago, IL May 29, 2015 $54,393 -
$55,000
Acupuncturist Maitreya's Concern Mission Baldwin Park, CA Oct 17, 2016 $54,246
Acupuncturist Miracle Paincare Acupuncture, Inc. Gardena, CA May 05, 2016 $54,246
Acupuncturist ANTO Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic, Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 09, 2016 $54,241
Acupuncturist ANTO Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic, Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 10, 2016 $54,241
Acupuncturist Acupuncture & Physical Therapy Specialists, Inc. Orange City, FL Jun 20, 2016 $41,704
Acupuncturist MAUM Acupuncture Clinic Inc. Garden Grove, CA Sep 10, 2015 $41,406
Acupuncturist Brian C. Kang Dc Lac Anaheim, CA Sep 02, 2015 $41,406
Acupuncturist Modus Acupuncture Costa Mesa, CA Sep 01, 2015 $41,406
Acupuncturist Brian C. Kang, Dc Lac Anaheim, CA Aug 01, 2016 $41,267
Acupuncturist Panacure, Inc. Santa Ana, CA Sep 30, 2015 $41,267
Acupuncturist Ebenezer Medical Aesthetics, Inc. Irvine, CA Jun 08, 2015 $41,267
Acupuncturist Healing Roots Community Acupuncture, Inc. Laguna Hills, CA Aug 20, 2015 $41,267

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Top Skills for An Acupuncturist

  1. Acupuncture Treatments
  2. Traditional Chinese Medicine
  3. Busy Clinic
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided Community Style acupuncture treatments to low-income patients in an integrative medical setting.
  • Provide acupuncture treatment for patients of all ages using primarily Tan Balance method and traditional Chinese medicine protocols.
  • Provided over 6000 treatments to a diverse demographic of patients for a wide variety of conditions in a busy clinic
  • Worked with pain management specialists in multidisciplinary practice.
  • Integrated practice with Chiropractic Physicians, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy.

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  4. North Carolina
  5. Oregon
  6. Utah
  7. New Jersey
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Acupuncturist Demographics

Gender

Female

44.8%

Male

29.5%

Unknown

25.7%
Ethnicity

White

49.7%

Asian

23.3%

Hispanic or Latino

14.0%

Black or African American

8.4%

Unknown

4.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Chinese

43.8%

Spanish

16.5%

Mandarin

10.3%

Korean

6.2%

Japanese

4.6%

French

3.6%

Russian

3.1%

Cantonese

2.6%

Swedish

2.1%

Vietnamese

1.0%

German

1.0%

Persian

1.0%

Hindi

0.5%

Shan

0.5%

Khmer

0.5%

Filipino

0.5%

Hungarian

0.5%

Thai

0.5%

Finnish

0.5%

Italian

0.5%
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Acupuncturist Education

Schools

South Baylo University

14.1%

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - New York

9.8%

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (California)

9.8%

Tri-State College of Acupuncture

7.6%

Bastyr University

5.9%

Dongguk University - Los Angeles

5.4%

New England School of Acupuncture Inc

4.9%

Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine

4.4%

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

4.1%

New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

3.9%

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

3.9%

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

3.7%

New York College of Health Professions

3.4%

Southwest Acupuncture College - Boulder

3.4%

Maryland University of Integrative Health

3.2%

Florida College of Integrative Medicine

2.9%

Southern California University of Health Sciences

2.9%

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine

2.4%

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (Illinois)

2.2%

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences

2.2%
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Majors

Alternative And Complementary Medicine And Medical Systems

71.2%

Medicine

7.2%

Nursing

3.5%

Health Sciences And Services

2.2%

Psychology

1.6%

Chiropractic

1.6%

Food And Nutrition

1.5%

Clinical Psychology

1.2%

Fine Arts

1.0%

English

1.0%

Health Care Administration

1.0%

Business

0.9%

Kinesiology

0.8%

Biology

0.8%

Medical Technician

0.8%

Anthropology

0.7%

Management

0.7%

Energy And Biologically Based Therapies

0.7%

Somatic Bodywork

0.7%

Social Work

0.6%
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Degrees

Masters

58.9%

Other

13.4%

Doctorate

10.2%

Bachelors

9.9%

Certificate

3.7%

Associate

2.4%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.6%
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