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Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners

OaSIS code 32200.01

Traditional Chinese medical practitioners are practitioners of natural healing who provide an alternative form of health care to patients.

Overview

Also known as

  • Chinese medicine herbalist
  • Doctor of Oriental medicine
  • Doctor of traditional Chinese medicine
  • Registered traditional Chinese medicine practitioner
  • Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Diagnose within the framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients
  • Explain procedures, risks and benefits of treatments to patients
  • Prescribe and administer treatment such as acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), scraping (Gua Sha), cupping therapy, moxibustion, acupressure, and auriculotherapy
  • May prescribe and administer Chinese manipulative therapy (Tui Na), energy control therapy (Qi Gong) and laser therapy
  • May suggest home care instructions and provide information about life therapies including energy control therapy (Qi Gong), Chinese shadow boxing (Tai Ji Quan) and Chinese food cure recipes (Shi Liao)
  • Maintain patient records
  • Prescribe and administer treatment using raw or granule herbs and other medicines or dietary supplements
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians and psychologists when developing treatment plans for patients.

Additional information

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Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Physiotherapists (31202)
  • Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating (31209)
  • Massage therapists (32201)
  • Chiropractors (31201)
  • Doctors of naturopathics medicine (31209.03)
  • Doctors of osteopathic medicine (31209.04)
  • Midwives (31303.02)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

3 – Health occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

32 – Technical occupations in health

Sub-major group

322 – Practitioners of natural healing

Minor group

3220 – Practitioners of natural healing

Unit group

32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists

Occupational profile

32200.01 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Assisting and Caring for Others
5 - Highest Level
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
4 - High Level
Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
4 - High Level
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
4 - High Level
Analyzing Data or Information
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
5 - Physically touching or very close

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Clinics
  • Private practices

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Finger Dexterity
4 - High Level
Inductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Pattern Identification
4 - High Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Social Perceptiveness
4 - High Level
Critical Thinking
3 - Moderate Level
Decision Making
3 - Moderate Level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level
Instructing
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important