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Medical Career as a Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner

Occupational Titles for Diploma in Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine

  • Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner (R.A.P.)

Canadian Government Recognition
National Occupational Code of “Ayurvedic Practitioners” in Canada is : 3232
National Occupational Code of “Yoga Instructor” in Canada is : 5254

Registration
Upon completion of the course, graduates are eligible to apply for memberships at professional associations such as the EBNMP (Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners), CAMA and others that represent Ayurvedic practitioners. After completion of program, the students can be registered as Registered Doctorate of Natural Medicine (DNM) with EBNMP Canada.

Industries for Career Path

  • Hospitals, Ayurvedic Clinics
  • Natural Medicine Clinics and Consultation
  • Medical and Botanical Research
  • Natural Health Food Stores
  • Nutraceuticals and Formulation Industry
  • Aromatics and Aromatherapy Industry
  • Natural Ingredients Industry
  • Healthcare Regulatory Bodies
  • Cosmeceuticals Industry
  • Functional Food and Beverage Industry
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Botanical and Plant Sciences
  • Health Clubs, Yoga and Pilates Studios, Concierge Service
  • Spas and Resorts
  • Sports and Fitness Industry
  • Health related Broadcasting Media
  • Preventive medicine industry
  • Designing, Printing & Publishing
  • Teaching and Education
  • Blogging, Scientific Writing and Social Media Industry
  • Civic, Religious and Social Organizations

Salaries
Canadian College of Ayurveda and Yoga estimates that the newly graduated Ayurvedic Practitioners just starting out would earn roughly $25,000 to $30,000 a year, initially in private clinical practice or employed at a Health Food Store as a health consultant. Average salary of Yoga trainers and instructors in North America is $32,000 a year. Graduated Practitioners practicing for 3 to 5 years can reach upto mean salary of $50,000 a year. The practitioners who would be in practice 10 to 14 years can reach upto mean salary $ 150,000 a year. Employment opportunities for yoga and fitness trainers is expected to grow by 24% over the 2010-2020 decade, which is must faster than the average for all careers. This rise is due to an increasing number of people who are spending time and money on fitness. (Source : Website : www.payscale.com)

Supplementing Income & Entrepreneurship
In addition to salary practicing Ayurvedic Medicine, graduated Ayurvedic practitioners may supplement their incomes through the sale of vitamins and natural supplements and compounding. Graduated Ayurvedic Practitioners can also supplement their income through speaking, teaching or writing. In addition to private practice, Ayurvedic practitioners may work for companies that develop or market supplements, vitamins and herbal remedies. Some Ayurvedic Practitioners may choose to go to medical school to become medical doctors, then incorporating the principles of natural medicine into their medical practice. The possibilities are endless.