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Top 5 Work at Home Jobs in Alternative Medicine

Top 5 Work at Home Jobs in Alternative MedicineBy Emily Belcher

Healthcare has been a hot career choice for people who are just graduating from high school or anyone interested in a career change. Thanks to the Baby Boomers retiring and aging, nursing and various other healthcare positions are well in demand.

However, with the sudden change in the way we pay for medical care, many people are looking for alternative ways to treat minor ailments on their own. This has opened the doorway for many people who are looking to start a new career at home and who are interested in working in the medical field.

Here are the top 5 work at home jobs in alternative medicine:

1. Homecare.

Homecare is rapidly becoming one of the most popular forms of healthcare available and it’s no surprise. The benefit of receiving medical care within the comfort of your own home is desirable for both the patient and the entire medical industry.

Positions that are available in homecare include home health aides, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, and more. Aside from hands-on medical care, there is also a need for medical administrative assistants, medical billing and coding, medical transcriptionists, and more. Many of these positions can even be done within the comfort of your own home.

2. Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is a great business to get into and there are several positions that are available in this field. Some of these jobs include working as an aromatherapy consultant, owning your own business, direct sales, or becoming an aromatherapy writer or blogger.

Many people sell aromatherapy oils on a commission basis for an already established company. However, you can also create your own aromatherapy products by opening your own business.

The possibilities are endless with an aromatherapy business. Besides essential oils, you can make or sell items that are infused with oils in beauty products, health care products, candles, soaps, etc..

3. Yoga Instructor.

I know you’re probably thinking, “wait a minute, I thought this was a work-at-home list of jobs?”. One of the best things about living in today’s world is that technology is far more advanced than it has ever been.

There are several ways that enable us to teach almost anything from our homes. Some of these options include posting videos on YouTube and blogging. You also have the option to limit your audience to individual support, where you would be considered a personal yoga coach. Or, you could teach an unlimited amount of people, if you choose to post your videos or posts publicly.

Yoga isn’t just about getting into physical shape and easing physical ailments. It is also extremely focused on mental health by reducing stress and negative thoughts.

4. Massage Therapy.

Massage therapy is another option for anyone interested in nontraditional health care employment. Many people work in the comfort of their own home, with a designated space to provide massages to their clients.

Education is required in order to work as a massage therapy but can be finished within several months. Each state varies on the length of amount of time that is required to complete a massage therapy program.

5. Herbalist.

An herbalist is someone who specializes in, well, herbs. There are no credentials that are required to consider yourself an herbalist. However, there are educational opportunities available to provide you with the knowledge to succeed as an herbalist.

Someone who sells herbs as a business are considered specialists in the field. They recommend certain herbs for specific conditions or problems.

Herbs can be purchased and sold in a few different manners: fresh, dried, or as supplements. If you have a green thumb, you may be interested in opening your own green house to grow your own herbs.

For more info on being an herbalist see, Make Your Way To Being An Herbalist.

Emily Belcher is the blogger behind TheUnextreme.com, where she enjoys writing about various topics from toxic mold to life as a work at home mom. She also writes for some of the top coupon and nursing websites as a freelance writer and editor. Some of her hobbies include hiking with her husband and young son in beautiful North Carolina, practicing yoga, and reading tarot cards.

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