Careers in Homeopathy

"A joyful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." - Prov 17:22

The experience of the homeopathic practitioner varies widely from country to country. Consider the USA versus India, for example.

In the United States, most homeopaths work for themselves, either setting up their own dedicated clinic or working together with other wellness practitioners in holistic clinics. In India, where a homeopath is often the primary source of medical care, students who are interested to pursue a BHMS (Bachelors in Homeopathy Science) sit for the All India Medical Exam. There are advanced studies available, including an MD in Homeopathy, available for graduates holding BHMS degrees1.

Wherever you may be, you will find homeopathy both rewarding and challenging. There are the expected joys that go along with the healing arts. There are other, unexpected joys as well, such as the camaraderie that is to be found in a very collegial and supportive profession. And homeopathy itself is delightfully complex. That said, you should consider that you will face headwinds if you practice in an area where homeopathy is in disfavor.

If you are serious about a career in this field, you will want to pursue credentials that set you apart and signal your expertise. In the USA, two of the most recognizable are the CCH, or Certified Classical Homeopath, from the Council for Homeopathic Certification, and the RSHom(NA), or Registered homeopath, from the North American Society of Homeopaths. Practitioners here should also consider international certification through the Association for International Homeopathic Certification.

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1"Homeopathy: Scope and Career Opportunities,” by Thomas, George, Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 online at www.careerindia.com/courses/unique-courses/homeopathy-scope-career-opportunities-020176.html and accessed March 17, 2018.