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Acupuncturist Average UK Salary & Prospects

Acupuncturists insert needles into pressure points on clients' bodies to help relieve everyday stresses, and improve their wellbeing.

  • Insert needles to provide acupuncture treatment.  
  • Maintain and follow standard quality, safety, environmental and infection control policies and procedures.  
  • Adhere to local, state and federal laws, regulations and statutes.  
  • Identify correct anatomical and proportional point locations based on patients' anatomy and positions, contraindications, and
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Acupuncturists typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Acupuncturist you will typically work freelance / self-employed.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants,
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    32,838 GBP *
    per month
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Acupuncturist

    Men make 6% more than Women
    21% of Acupuncturists are men
    • 34,304 GBP
    • 32,253 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Acupuncturist
    Average salary for full-time Acupuncturist

    • 21,530 GBP
    • 21,113 GBP
    • 24,621 GBP
    • 32,838 GBP
    • 32,253 GBP
    • 34,304 GBP
    Pay over time for Acupuncturist

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 33,328 GBP
    • 33,255 GBP
    • 32,859 GBP
    • 32,386 GBP
    • 32,753 GBP
    • 32,838 GBP

    Future outlook for Acupuncturists

    Balanced outlook
    127 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    0% yearly wage growth (on average)

    Acupuncturist - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Acupuncturist and the highest average level of education for people in this role.
    Find out what skills and qualifications can help you become an Acupuncturist

    You'll need:

    •  knowledge of manufacturing production and processes  
    •  knowledge of engineering science and technology  
    •  the ability to operate and control equipment  
    •  to be thorough and pay attention to detail  
    •  analytical thinking skills  
    •  the ability to work well with others  
    •  knowledge of maths   
    •  the ability to analyse quality or performance  
    • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

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    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Acupuncturist.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people
    Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
    Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Acupuncturist. Check that you know:
    Electronic mail software Microsoft Outlook
    Medical software AcuBase Pro; Electronic health record EHR software; Miridia Technology AcuGraph; QPuncture II
    Office suite software Microsoft Office
    Operating system software Microsoft Windows
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Improve your skills today

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    Things to highlight for your Acupuncturist interview

    Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

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