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What are the Careers and Scopes and job roles for a Naturopathic Doctor?


What are the Careers and Scopes and job roles for a Naturopathic Doctor?

Last updated: 01 Jul 2020

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BNYS - Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS) students can find ample job opportunities in the area of naturopathy and yogic sciences. They can explore numerous jobs in the hospitality sector especially in Spa Centres of resorts and hotels. There are many job roles available but, in this article, we will be discussing a few important job roles that are available in this field

Let’s discuss in detail about them below:

1. Ayurvedic Practitioner

The ayurvedic practitioners are responsible to have an in-depth knowledge of all the ayurvedic practices and medicines that are essential for healthy living. The ayurvedic practitioners are required to assess the patient’s health condition and prescribe the accurate medicine and treatments.

Role of an Ayurvedic Practitioner

The Ayurvedic practitioner should have a wide variety of treatment skills related to ayurvedic and herbal medicine and traditional treatment techniques. He/she is also responsible to evaluate the health conditions and provide treatment accordingly. The ayurvedic practitioners are also considered as ayurvedic physicians as they will assess the patient’s condition in order to provide the accurate treatments.

Responsibilities of an Ayurvedic Practitioner

As an Ayurvedic Practitioner one is needed to:

  • Arrange consultations with patients and provide ayurvedic treatments
  • Conduct screening and diagnostic tests to reveal the exact health issues
  • Restoring patients to good health by administering or suggesting interventions such as massage, mindfulness, ayurvedic and homeopathic substances
  • Informing patients about the functions of each treatments
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implications of treatments
  • Tailoring the approach of treatment based on the results obtained
  • Provide ayurvedic medicines for the patients for their health conditions
  • Understand the specific health condition of the patients by conducting 60-90 minutes consultations

Earning Potential

The fresh BNYS doctors will be earning around 5 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 7 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum as an Ayurvedic Practitioner.

2. Yoga Instructor

As a Yoga Instructor, one is responsible to conduct yoga classes for the participants and teach them various asanas and help them to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Role of a Yoga Instructor

As a Yoga instructor one should possess an in-depth knowledge of yogic health and wellness. He/she is responsible to develop a healthy lifestyle among the people and help them to stay physically fit by teaching them different asanas of Yoga.

Responsibility of a Yoga Instructor

As a responsible yoga instructor, one is needed to:

  • Conduct and lead yoga sessions
  • Visually assess students to determine their level of practice
  • Assist the students to achieve precise alignment
  • Demonstrate practice and techniques of asanas
  • Possess the ability to move energy through the body
  • Motivate students with words on encouragement
  • Offer training recommendations to improve the practice of yoga
  • Help the students to lead a healthy lifestyle and help them to stay away from diseases and ailments

Earning Potential

The average salary for BNYS students will range from 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The experienced yoga instructors will be earning around 5 lakhs to 7 lakhs per annum.

3. Spa Therapist

The Spa therapist is responsible to provide exact spa treatments for the customers. They should be aware of all the ayurvedic treatments and ensure to provide health and wellness for the spa customers.

Role of a Spa Therapist

To be a successful Spa Therapist, one should keep abreast of the latest industry techniques with respect to massages and therapies to provide exceptional customer service. They should demonstrate respectfulness, patience and tact to help guests feel more comfortable and at ease.

Responsibilities of a Spa Therapist

The Spa Therapist is needed to:

  • Perform different types of massages, beauty treatments and wellness therapies
  • Maintaining detailed records of massage, treatments and therapies performed on each spa guest
  • Communicating with guests during massages and adjust massage techniques
  • Resolve guest complaints and ensure that it is not repeated
  • Explaining massages, treatments and therapies to guests and provide suitable recommendations as needed
  • Ensuring that the spa is adequately stocked with spa supplies and report shortages if required
  • Be aware of all the ayurvedic treatments and ensure that proper treatment is given to the guests

Earning Potential

The fresh Spa Therapists will be earning around 4 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum, while the experienced will be earning around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum as a Spa Therapist.

4. Herbal Therapist

The Herbal Therapist is required to have a detailed knowledge of all the ayurvedic medicines and ayurvedic treatments that are based on Herbal Medicare.

Role of a Herbal Therapist

Herbal Therapists treat the patients using plant-based remedies and other treatments and help them to achieve health and wellness. They are expected to have in-depth skill with the ayurvedic medicines and treatments that are available in our traditional treatment methods.

Responsibilities of the Herbal Therapist

As a Herbal Therapist one is needed to:

  • Undertake patient consultations to diagnose illness and conditions and to select appropriate remedies
  • Gathering information from patients about previous physical/medical history and symptoms
  • Conduct physical assessments on patients
  • Planning and explaining treatment requirements
  • Coordinating and making referrals to specialists or other health care practitioners
  • Providing advice about diet, exercise and lifestyle
  • Keeping accurate and confidential information of patient records
  • Keeping up to date with new research and developments in the profession
  • Growing and producing herbal remedies

Earning Potential

The fresh Herbal therapist will be earning around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. While the experienced herbal therapists will be earning around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum.

Final Lines

Many people today are inclined towards naturopathy and yogic sciences for getting treatments for their health conditions. There has been an increase in demand for BNYS students in recent years. The last decade saw a steep rise in demand for the BNYS students. They are largely hired in the hospitality industry across the globe. They can find ample job opportunities in various 5- star and 7-star hotels and resorts across the globe. Additionally, they are also hired in Spa centres, health and wellness centres, etc.

It is predicted that the BNYS students have a good future and will be experiencing better career growth in their specific job roles. The students who are interested to explore traditional medical treatments and interested to pursue a career in this field can join the BNYS course and can earn a decent pay scale.

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