Interested in becoming a holistic health practitioner, but uncertain about career opportunities in the field? In today’s world of high-speed and increasingly impersonal medicine, demand for holistic healers is on the rise.
According to the online resource hub Natural Healers, career options for holistic professionals are many and varied, ranging from health and fitness educators, energy healers and massage therapists to meditation leaders, skin care and aesthetic professionals, acupuncturists and nutrition counselors. Natural Healers cites a study conducted by The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine indicating that 38% of adults throughout the United States use some type of alternative health practice in their daily lives. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows considerable growth in the holistic health and alternative wellness fields since 2002, with continued growth expected through the year 2020.
Because most holistic health modalities are not covered by insurance, popular interest in these therapies indicates a growing movement towards a greater investment in individual health and well being. People are increasingly willing to pay out of pocket for attentive, holistic care; and that means that right now is the perfect time to start a career in one of the many areas open to those with an HHP, or Holistic Health Practitioner certificate.
HHP: A gateway to career success
HHP certification requires 1,000 hours of training, and covers a diverse range of alternative and complementary therapies including massage, nutrition and herbal medicine. Depending on the students’ preference, it is possible to tailor a completely individualized curriculum within the 1,000-hour requirement. For example, one might study and complete a 500-hour Massage Therapy certification program, the focus on courses in Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and energy healing in order to open an integrative bodywork practice upon graduation. Others might combine nutrition and herbal medicine courses and specialize in nutrition and health coaching. Whatever your interest, an HHP provides the depth of training and breadth of experience to prepare you for an exciting career in the holistic health field.
Find holistic health practitioner programs in San Diego
At the School of Healing Arts, we offer a flexible, affordable and unique holistic health practitioner program designed to accommodate students of all ages, schedules and experience levels. Start a whole new career, build on existing certification in the alternative health field, or work towards a new skill set while maintaining a day job. With our accessible payment plans, evening and weekend classes and friendly, helpful faculty and staff, your pursuit of an HHP just got easier – not to mention a lot more fun! At our Pacific Beach massage school, we like to embody the laid back, colorful atmosphere of a classic San Diego beach town – all while providing a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of busy Garnet Avenue and the nearby beach. Learn more about our campus and programs by stopping by to check out the school, or visit our homepage for more info at www.schoolofhealingarts.com.