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Non-clinical Careers


Uncover unlimited possibilities outside of the clinical setting.

Do you see yourself as a teacher, researcher or writer working in a non-clinical healthcare setting? Then you don’t have to look far, as you will find some of our alumni working as professors in academia, corporate wellness consultants, or researchers for nutraceutical companies.

In today’s fast-paced corporate environments, for example, numerous opportunities exist to provide concrete, holistic solutions to the wellness needs of employees. Corporate wellness allows you to be your own boss and touch many lives while educating people about the healing and stress-relieving effects of naturopathic medicine. It is a highly rewarding field for doctors who enjoy variability in their work. Over the course of just one day, you might craft a presentation, see patients and also meet with administrators to plan wellness events.

Perhaps you wish to work as a consultant for the natural foods industry, provide educational support to physicians, or work as a medical education specialist for a pioneering global company. The non-clinical career paths for NDs continue to evolve as the natural health industry expands exponentially. Working for a natural supplement company—or nutraceutical company—is one of the most innovative ways you can use your naturopathic medical education on a national and international scale. 

If working behind the scenes in healthcare is more to your liking, then you may want to consider working as a researcher. From bench-top to clinical, university lab work to nutraceutical companies, more research opportunities are popping up all the time. And SCNM’s affiliation with Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, the largest biomedical facility in Arizona, provides opportunities to take part in cutting-edge research within our growing research department.

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    Dr. Chad Kotlarz

    Motivated to fill a gap in naturopathic-focused lab testing, Dr. Chad Kotlarz founded Northbay Diagnostics, specializing in hormone and neurotransmitter testing.

    Read his story here »
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    Dr. Kirt Tyson

    Dr. Tyson originally planned on becoming a cardiovascular surgeon until he diagnosed with Type I diabetes at 24. He had stage II kidney damage and was losing his sight when he found a natural solution. This realization made him change his career path.   

    Read his story here »