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Herbalists

OaSIS code 32209.01

Herbalists are practitioners of natural healing who provide an alternative form of health care to patients.

Overview

Also known as

  • Herbalist

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Assess patients and advise them on the use of herbs for the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, skin disorders and stomach ailments
  • May cultivate herbs and manufacture and sell herbal compounds.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Dietitians and nutritionists (31121)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists (32200)
  • Massage therapists (32201)
  • Doctors of naturopathics medicine (31209.03)
  • 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

32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing

Occupational profile

32209.01 – Herbalists

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
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
4 - High Level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
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
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little 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
3 - Once a week or more but not every 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
Pattern Identification
4 - High Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Deductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level
Fluency of Ideas
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