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Acupuncturist

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Salary: $62400 - $104000
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Hourly: $30 - $50
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Outlook: 4 Stars
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Length of Training: 6 years
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Length of Training/Requirements
Acupuncturists are required to graduate from an accredited acupuncture school, which results in a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. They are required to complete 1,800 hours of acupuncture training, with at least 450 hours in Chinese herbal training.

Licensure/Certification
Acupuncturists must obtain a license to practice in the state of Texas. This license is obtained through the Texas Medical Board. They must take and pass a Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clean Needle Technique Course and Practical Examination. As of January 2008, they must take and pass the jurisprudence examination administered by Pearson VUE. Acupuncturists must take 17 hours of continuing education each year to remain licensed.

Educational Programs
Accredited training programs
University or College City Degree*
Academy of Oriental Medicine Austin M
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American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Houston M
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Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Austin M
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate