Make a name for yourself
Are you an entrepreneur and visionary with a strong business sense? Then you will excel at creating a living in private practice. SCNM offers business classes and business plan models—plus networking opportunities with alumni and other business professionals—to put students on the right track to develop a thriving practice of their own. When you open your own practice, you can choose which therapies you will use to treat patients, what your work hours will be, and what your overall approach will be to healing.
Don't want to own your own practice? If you prefer to work for someone else, those opportunities abound as well in naturopathic medicine. More than 50 percent of our graduates join an already established clinical practice when they first start out. In fact, they often have a job or residency lined up before they graduate. Our one-of-a-kind employment resource, NDjoblink.com, helps students easily find their dream jobs.
These clinical settings usually involve working with other NDs or practitioners including chiropractors, acupuncturists or physical therapists, and seeing patients for all sorts of health conditions. While it is not necessary to specialize, many NDs choose to focus on certain areas, such as women’s/men's health, pediatrics, pain relief or sports medicine. In this way, you are free to pursue the kind of medicine or modality combination that most interests you.
Private practice is certainly the most popular path that our graduates pursue, and one that allows them to grow on many levels on a daily basis—both as a person and a healer. The SCNM alumni featured below are just a few of our graduates experiencing great success in private practice.