Provide treatment of symptoms and disorders using needles and small electrical currents. May provide massage treatment. May also provide preventive treatments.
- Education Requirements: Masters’ degree
- Soft skills: Active listening, critical thinking and social perceptiveness
- Average annual salary: $85,000
- Pacific Northwest school: Oregon College of Oriental Medicine ( Portland, OR), Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (Seattle, WA)
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