Health associate professionals n.e.c.

£29,640

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

38

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

0.73%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Job holders in this unit group carry out a variety of technical and complementary support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 321: Health Associate Professionals.

Qualifications

Entrants usually possess an accredited degree or postgraduate qualification. Training can take between two to five years depending upon the chosen method of study. Courses provide a mixture of theoretical study and practical experience. Membership of professional bodies may be mandatory in some areas.

Typical tasks

  • prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness;
  • diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required;
  • manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure;
  • inserts needles under the skin, administers aromatic herbs and oils and massages body to relieve pain and restore health;
  • advises and prescribes in areas of complementary and alternative medicine.

Common job titles

Assistant, dietetic
Practitioner, homeopathic
Professional, health, foot
Acupuncturist
Therapist
Therapist, rehabilitation
Practitioner, massage
Practitioner, medicine, complimentary
Teacher, technique, Alexander
Therapist, colour
Practitioner, hydropathic
Masseur
Counsellor, genetic
Hypnotherapist
Therapist, complimentary
Adviser, diet
Hydrotherapist
Therapist, sports
Technologist, care, critical
Practitioner, health, foot
Therapist, diversional
Reflexologist
Apothecary
Economist, home
Therapist, holistic
Specialist, play, hospital
Practitioner, health, complimentary
Therapist, stress
Therapist, nutritional
Therapist, massage
Therapist, horticultural
Herbalist
Practitioner, shiatsu
Practitioner, radionic
Physiologist, clinical
Homoeopath
Homeopath
Practitioner, homoeopathic
Naturopath
Practitioner, technique, alexander
Aromatherapist

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.