Acupuncture technician - Salary and Career
Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies

Acupuncture technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They apply manipulative, energetic, vibrational and non-pharmaceutical aesthetic and therapeutic procedures. Therapeutic procedures aim to treat psycho-neuro-functional, musculoskeletal and energetic diseases, in addition to pathologies and foot deformities. In the case of doulas, they aim to provide continuous support to the pregnant woman in the puerperal pregnancy cycle, favoring the evolution of childbirth and the well-being of the pregnant woman. They assess the physiological, systemic, energetic, vibrational and unaesthetic dysfunctions of patients/clients. They recommend to their patients/clients the practice of exercises, the use of flower essences and herbal medicines in order to reduce pain, restore energy, physiological and psycho-organic balance, as well as cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and essential oils aimed at their health and well-being. . Some professionals use piercing-cutting instruments, topical medications and orthoses, others use oriental and conventional medicine methods.

How much does an Acupuncture technician earn

A Acupuncture technician earns between $1.152 and $4.153 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.936 and a median salary of $1.677 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 136 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Acupuncture technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.936 23.230 484 10
1º Quartile 1.152 13.825 288 6
Median Salary 1.677 20.123 419 9
3º Quartile 3.167 38.007 792 16
Higher Salary 4.153 49.837 1.038 21


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians of the science of human health
        • technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies

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Main workplaces

Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies they work in the area of health, social services and personal services. The vast majority act as self-employed, working on their own, individually, although beauticians can also work in a team. They perform their duties indoors, without supervision and during daytime hours, although beauticians and doulas may also work irregular hours.


What does it take to work in the field of Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies

The training required for beauticians is that of a mid-level technician or degree in technology. In the case of Doulas, a basic professional qualification course of up to 200 hours is required, with no need for professional experience to perform the occupation. For the other occupations, training in a medium-level technical course in the area of activity is required. The full exercise of activities, for beauticians, occurs after a period of approximately two years of professional practice. In the case of massage therapists and holistic therapists, the full exercise of activities takes about less than one year of professional experience; for acupuncture technicians, chiropractors and podiatrists no prior experience required.


Functions and activities of Acupuncture technician

Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies must:

  • provide support for women in the puerperal pregnancy cycle;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • apply therapeutic and/or aesthetic procedures;
  • providing support/support for women in the puerperal pregnancy cycle;
  • evaluate dysfunctions;
  • applying therapeutic and/or aesthetic procedures;
  • communicate;
  • applying therapeutic and/or aesthetic procedures;
  • manage clinic/therapeutic/esthetic space;
  • provide support for women in the pregnancy-puerperal cycle;
  • perform podiatry and/or aesthetic treatment and correction;
  • administer clinic/therapeutic/esthetic space;
  • work safely;

  • Activities

    • applying makeup techniques;
    • put on nail orthoses (unicorthesis);
    • adapt environment for the well-being of the parturient;
    • pulping muscular structures and integumentary system;
    • identify unsightly facial, body and hair dysfunctions;
    • recommend exercises;
    • take anthropometric and energetic measurements;
    • promote breastfeeding in the first hour of life;
    • teach proprioception techniques;
    • work in a multi and interdisciplinary team;
    • perform asepsis of the place;
    • demonstrate listening skills;
    • assist pregnant women in the preparation of the birth plan;
    • prepare molds and models for orthoses;
    • register client/patient;
    • identify chiropractic subluxations;
    • reposition viscera and other organs;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • provide advice;
    • work with ergonomic posture;
    • apply vibrational energy;
    • balancing muscle tone;
    • use epi;
    • put on joint containment orthoses;
    • repositioning viscera and other organs;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • applying hair removal techniques;
    • stimulating emotional integration;
    • perform personal asepsis;
    • applying manipulative stimuli;
    • recommend insoles and shoes;
    • plan procedures;
    • guide on static and dynamic posture;
    • perform client/patient evaluation;
    • applying skin cleansing techniques;
    • pulping joint and bone structures;
    • evaluate electromagnetic conditions of the patient/client;
    • pack sharp materials for disposal;
    • locate areas of energy imbalance;
    • attend fairs, congresses;
    • guidance on static and dynamic posture;
    • teaching to time contraction;
    • demonstrate listening skills;
    • select stimuli;
    • confirm client/patient;
    • demonstrate hand skill;
    • conduct creative visualization;
    • training exercises for driving and natural induction of labor ;
    • train staff;
    • advise patient/client on preventive measures;
    • toning energy;
    • applying frequency radiations of light;
    • inform patient/client about their condition;
    • applying micropigmentation techniques;
    • evaluate soft tissues;
    • stimulating cranio-sacral movement;
    • evaluate cardiorespiratory, circulatory, digestive, genitourinary systems;
    • facilitate the descent and positioning of the baby;
    • disclose services;
    • advise a companion;
    • stimulating alignment, body awareness, neuro-energetic and vibrational reorganization;
    • correcting energetic-psycho-organic, physiological, biochemical, enzymatic imbalances and hormonal;
    • select acupuncture points;
    • treat nail plates (nails);
    • training staff;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • evaluate the emotional state of the companion;
    • recommend flower essences;
    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • applying needles, moxibustion and cupping;
    • analyze exams;
    • search scientific articles;
    • normalize joint movements (active, passive and joint play) and nerves pills or irritated (nervous flow);
    • perform dressings;
    • draining energy stagnation (sedating);
    • demonstrate intuitive perception;
    • perform antisepsis on the patient/client;
    • package contaminated waste for incineration;
    • register technical information;
    • perform a relaxing massage;
    • demonstrate ability to work under pressure;
    • recommend further exams;
    • apply techniques for revitalization, prevention and facial, body and hair maintenance ;
    • treat keratoses;
    • prescribe cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and essential oils;
    • evaluate patient/client microsystems;
    • teach perineal preparation technique;
    • store products;
    • schedule appointments/services;
    • evaluate muscular system (strength, temperature and tone);
    • suggest pain relief postures;
    • discard expired material and/or products;
    • establish a contract with client/patient;
    • sanitize material (ball, stool, wheelie, etc);
    • make corrective and nail protection orthoses;
    • apply electrotherapy techniques (pre and post surgery, facial treatments, body and hair);
    • prepare patient/client;
    • perform a postpartum visit;
    • refer the patient to other professionals;
    • unblock energy circulation;
    • give classes, courses and lectures;
    • detoxify the organism;
    • sanitize workplace;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • listen to patient/client;
    • sterilize instruments;
    • apply emollients, medicines, cosmetics and cosmeceuticals;
    • encourage active participation of the companion;
    • teaching breathing techniques;
    • demonstrate self-knowledge;
    • demonstrate holistic view;
    • apply needles, moxibustion and cupping;
    • evaluate the quality of the support network for pregnant, parturient and postpartum women;
    • provide maintenance of the clinic/therapeutic/esthetic space;
    • demonstrate aesthetic sense;
    • archive client/patient record;
    • promoting bond in the first baby-mother contact;
    • demonstrate physical fitness;
    • analyze biomechanics;
    • perform relaxing massage;
    • select technique, type of therapy and work resource;
    • indicate hydrotherapy techniques;
    • manage finances;
    • evaluate neuromusculoskeletal systems;
    • advise patient/client about preventive measures;
    • control stock;
    • evaluate signs and symptoms;
    • correcting chiropractic subluxations;
    • demonstrate discretion;
    • apply therapeutic massages;
    • produce reports;
    • applying pre and post surgical procedures;
    • acquire products/equipment;
    • explain techniques and procedures;
    • evaluate the patient/client's bioenergetic, emotional and vibrational state;
    • treat skin and appendages diseases and infections;
    • applying eyebrow design techniques;
    • apply compresses;
    • balance muscle tonus;
    • demonstrate sensory perception;
    • indicate herbal medicines;


    Sectors that hire Acupuncture technician the most in the job market

    • aesthetic activities and other beauty care services
    • hospital care activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • psychology and psychoanalysis activities
    • physical therapy activities
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • integrative and complementary practice activities in human health
    • human immunization and vaccination services
    • breeding cattle for beef
    • building construction




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