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Alternative Medicine Job Search Resources

According to the American Hospital Association, in 2008 over 20% of community hospitals offered some type of health care system or treatment that was not based on traditional Western allopathic medicine. That's a 200% increase from ten years early when only 8.6% of hospitals reported offering those same services. The last decade has seen a tremendous growth in mainstream adoption of alternative and complimentary medicine. According to Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, the chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, now a majority of U.S. cancer centers offer some form of complementary therapy. Alternative medicine is becoming less alternative every day and this trend is expected to continue.

Below you'll find some of the Internet's best career and job search resources for alternative and complimentary medicine practitioners.

Alternative Medicine Associations
Even though alternative medicine is growing in popularity, it can still be a hard industry to break into if you're not well connected. One of the most effective ways to find a job, find a partner or establish your own practice is to network with other professionals in the industry. In fact, networking is unquestionably the most effective way to get your job search started in the right direction. The list below includes editor recommended alternative medicine associations. Become a member of those associations that meet in your area and are relevant to your career search.

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