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Private Practice Careers

Private Practice Careers

Make a name for yourself in the naturopathic medical field.

Are you an entrepreneur and visionary with a strong business sense? Then you will excel at creating a living in private practice. SCNM offers business classes and business plan models—plus networking opportunities with alumni and other business professionals—to put students on the right track to develop a thriving practice of their own. When you open your own practice, you can choose which therapies you will use to treat patients, what your work hours will be, and whether to focus primarily on a nature-cure model of healing or a more integrative approach.

If you prefer to work for someone else, those opportunities abound as well in naturopathic medicine. More than 50 percent of our graduates join an already established clinical practice when they first start out. In fact, they often have a job or residency lined up before they graduate. Our one-of-a-kind employment resource, NDjoblink.com, helps students easily find their dream jobs.

These clinical settings usually involve working with other NDs or holistic practitioners (such as chiropractors, acupuncturists or physical therapists), and seeing patients for any number of chronic health conditions. While it is not necessary to specialize in one area, many NDs choose to focus on certain areas, such as women’s health, men’s health, pediatrics, pain relief or sports medicine. In this way, you are free to pursue the kind of medicine or modality combination that most interests you.

This is certainly the most popular and rewarding path that our graduates pursue, and one that allows them to grow on many levels on a daily basis—both as a person and a healer. Feel free to read their stories for yourself. The SCNM alumni featured below are just a few of our successful graduates making a name for themselves in the growing field of naturopathic medicine.