September is a great time to enroll in Acupuncture & Massage College’s Master’s of Oriental
Medicine Degree program. Students seeking a rigorous professional natural care education will find quality and excellence in AMC’s Oriental Medicine program.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the fastest growing health care professions in the United States today. The Oriental Medicine program trains students to enable them to practice as primary health care providers. Students complete courses in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbology, Tui Na, and Qigong.
AMC’s Oriental Medicine program is a 151-credit, four-year program. The program is designed and delivered by faculty with extensive clinical and research experience. Students receive comprehensive training in the TCM foundational knowledge and skills necessary to work competently in private practice.
Licensed acupuncturists are independent health care providers, the majority of whom have private practices. Acupuncture physicians may also work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, treatment centers and community health centers. In acupuncture practice, acupuncture physicians may share workspace with other health care providers who have different types of training in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture physicians may work in specialist and complementary health care clinics.
Other career options for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) practitioners include teaching, publishing and research. The prospects for finding employment in the field of AOM are excellent for the foreseeable future.
Employment in the alternative therapy and non-mainstream medicine fields (which includes acupuncture, podiatry, chiropractic, and more) is expected to increase by 48.8 percent from 2002-2012.
According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, acupuncture physicians can expect to earn from $30,000 to $150,000 in private practice; at hospitals $70,000 to $90,000…,” says Patty Hutchinson, an AMC Oriental Medicine program graduate, and Department Chair at Mercy Hospital. As with allopathic doctors, advancement comes with building a practice.
Our comprehensive curriculum allows graduates to apply for licensure in most states that license and regulate acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Acupuncture is a licensed medical profession in over 40 states and the District of Columbia.
At Acupuncture & Massage College, you’ll benefit from both a career-focused education in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as well as the sense of community that a close-knit campus can provide. Oriental Medicine program graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and a Master’s of Oriental Medicine degree that prepare for a successful career in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine upon graduating.
As a fully-accredited Oriental Medicine school in Miami, we pride ourselves on the quality and depth of our Master’s degree program, and we invite anyone who is interested in acupuncture and Oriental medicine to visit our campus for a tour of the school and to receive an information presentation.
For program information call Joe Calareso, Admissions Director at (305) 595-9500.