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Practice Management Field Work

Practice Management Field Work Program

Bridging the Gap Between School and Career


When you graduate from AOMA, you will be equipped with deep knowledge of acupuncture and herbs, and extensive clinical training to start your career. It is our goal at AOMA that you will also leave with the practical skills you need to build a career as a Licensed Acupuncturist. The Practice Management Field Work program is a voluntary enrichment opportunity, where students can assist local, successful acupuncture practices with their day-to-day operations, and thereby learn the business side of working in the health care field.

AOMA maintains an updated list of Austin-based acupuncture clinics that offer paid and unpaid opportunities to work in their offices, doing various kinds of administrative work. As a student, you can use these opportunities to learn more about how an acupuncture clinic is set up and maintained. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities as a student, to enrich your own education in practice management. This networking opportunity to work alongside successful practitioners can help bridge the gap between being a student and working in the real world.

Each clinic interviews their own candidates, so please refer to the list below for current opportunities and then apply directly to the clinic or business. Updated opportunities are also posted on our LinkedIn group when they are first sent to AOMA. If you have any questions or would like to list an opportunity, contact Julia Aziz, the Director of Student and Career Services, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Participating Businesses


Light Family Acupuncture

Currently hiring for an intern position!

  • Hours are Wednesdays from 8:30 am – 2 pm and either Monday OR Thursday from 9 am-2 pm. The position opens in mid-February; training will start in early February.
  • You will have the opportunity to work in a high-paced, professional, centrally-located acupuncture clinic focused on women’s health and pediatrics. You will learn the ins and outs of a successful acupuncture clinic and get PAID!
  • Duties include: Office assistance, social media, Chinese herbs, CEU and public education research, and insurance billing
  • To apply, send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact: Melissa Light at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or via phone at 512-775-4057.
 

Turtle Dragon

Currently accepting clinic volunteers!

Contact: James Phillips at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or via phone at 512-452-1410.
 

Oriental Medicine Associates

Currently accepting part-time, unpaid front office help!

  • This position could eventually become a paid one and includes the opportunity for great, hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Right now, we could use someone Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday anytime between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm.

Contact: Kathy Kerr at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or via phone at 512-657-001.
 

Reavis Rehab and Wellness Center

Currently accepting unpaid interns! This opportunity has the potential to become paid.

Contact: Charise Boone at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or via phone at 512-310-7665.
 

Axis Acupuncture

Axis Acupuncture of Austin occasionally offers field work opportunities for AOMA students. Inquire with Axis Acupuncture directly for more information and current opportunities.

Contact: Sarai Stapleton at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or via phone at 512-963-0037.
 

Acupuncture Together of Austin

Acupuncture Together of Austin occasionally offers field work opportunities for AOMA students. Inquire with Acupuncture Together of Austin directly for more information and current opportunities.

Contact: Ashley O’Brian at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or via phone at 512-698-5151.
 

Diagnostic Natural Medicine of Austin

Diagnostic Natural Medicine of Austin occasionally offers field work opportunities for AOMA students. Inquire with Diagnostic Natural Medicine of Austin directly for more information and current opportunities.

Contact: Dr. Joel Cone at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or via phone at 512-577-7234.
 

The Herb Bar

The Herb Bar is willing to work with students who are interested in learning more about retailing herbs. Inquire with The Herb Bar directly for more information and current opportunities.

Contact: Twila Willis at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or via phone at 512-444-6251.
 

Sage Acupuncture

Sage Acupuncture of Austin occasionally offers paid and unpaid field work opportunities for AOMA students. Inquire with Sage Acupuncture directly for more information and current opportunities.

Contact: Sadie Minkoff at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or via phone at 512-968-2605.
 

South Austin Community Acupuncture

South Austin Community Acupuncture occasionally offers field work opportunities for AOMA students. Inquire with South Austin Community Acupuncture directly for more information and current opportunities.

Contact: Wally Doggett at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or via phone at 512-707-8330.
 

Third Coast Herb Company

Third Coast Herb Company occasionally offers field work opportunities for AOMA students. Inquire with Third Coast Herb Company directly for more information and current opportunities.

Contact: Jeanine Adinaro at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or via phone at 512-895-9595.


Testimonials

“My main suggestion on life after acupuncture school is to start it while you are in school….It is essential to get yourself into the professional world outside of school. You need to see the real world dynamics. Not acupuncture school dynamics. How do they schedule? How do they greet and say good bye to clients? Do they sell herbs? Other supplements? How do they market their practice? How do they keep track of everything?”

—Mike Sobin, Class of 2010, excerpted from The Needler, Fall 2013 issue

 

“Volunteering has been a great way to get on-site reinforcement of the material I'm learning at AOMA, especially in the realm of herbal knowledge.  Plus, above all, it's fun!”

—Andrew Bishop, Current AOMA Student, Fall 2012 cohort