Homeopaths create natural remedies to try and stimulate the body’s healing process.

What does a homeopath do?

Homeopathy is an alternative medicine that is based around the idea that substances that cause symptoms can also be used to cure them if used in very small amounts to stimulate the body’s own healing process. Following this principle, homeopaths discuss patients’ symptoms with them before creating natural remedies. Homeopaths’ patients might suffer from a range of ailments, from headaches and fevers to arthritis and eczema.

What do I need to do to become a homeopath?

You can do a three-year course at a homeopathic college before registering with a professional complementary therapists organisation.

Related skills

  • Business management
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills

Academic route

  • Three GCSEs (A-C)
  • Two A levels, including a science subject

Vocational route

  • A qualification recognised by one of the professional homeopathy organisations, such as the Society of Homeopaths

Related subjects

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Essential qualifications

  • BSc Hons degree in homeopathy, or a licentiate diploma from a private homeopathy college

Where to find out more

Where could I be working?

Most homeopaths are self-employed and run their own practice, but there are also some GP practises that offer homeopathic treatments.

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