There are currently an estimated 56,400 acupuncturists in the United States. The acupuncturist job market is expected to grow by 13.3% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are acupuncturists?
CareerExplorer rates acupuncturists with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 8,500 acupuncturists. That number is based on 7,500 additional acupuncturists, and the retirement of 1,000 existing acupuncturists.
Are acupuncturists in demand?
As public awareness and acceptance of acupuncture increases and as more insurance firms offer coverage for acupuncture services, average job growth in this occupation should be sustained. Demand and employment opportunities will be found at alternative medicine centres and in joint practice with traditional doctors or chiropractors. Increasingly, self-employed and independent practitioners are growing their businesses by collaborating with other natural healing professionals such as massage therapists and naturopaths. In addition to earning a mandatory degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and obtaining a state required license, most acupuncturists working in the U.S. enhance their job prospects by joining the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). This association provides information on case studies, research, and clinical practice which helps its members remain abreast of changes and advances in the field.
What’s the supply of acupuncturists?
The acupuncturist industry is concentrated in Maryland, California, Florida
Acupuncturist job market by state
|State Name||Employed Acupuncturists|
|District of Columbia||470|