Exciting Career Prospects

In today’s society there is an abundance of opportunities for manual osteopaths to utilize their professional health care credentials. Manual osteopathy is one of the fastest growing health professions in Canada and the World. The current employment prospects for osteopathic manual practitioners are good across the country and particularly strong in the province of Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta. There is almost zero unemployment rate in this field as virtually all graduates find employment upon graduation or open their own private osteopathy clinics.

Most manual osteopaths work in private practice, often as sole proprietor or associate. However, the increase in multidisciplinary health care facilities and physical rehabilitation clinics in Canada has opened new opportunities for osteopathic manual practitioners to collaborate with other health care professionals and benefit patients with interprofessional care.

A small numbers of manual osteopaths also work in hospitals, health spas, sports teams, insurance companies claims services department, fitness clubs, osteopathic colleges, motor vehicle accident (MVA) assessment centres and other institutions.

While manual osteopaths on average make $90,000 per year in Canada graduates of the Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP, a title copyrighted by NAO) have annual average gross income of $150,000. The reasons our graduates make $60,000 more than other manual osteopaths are first our focus on chronic pain management and second the 250 business management lectures they receive from registered manual osteopath & certified naprapath, professor Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, DN, PhD who is also founder of 5 universities, a charity based osteopathy hospital, an osteopathy research center and the largest chronic pain clinic in the world which operates 378 clinics in Canada, USA and 32 other countries. The ability of our graduates in treating chronic pain plus their business management skills are the reason why they higher income than others.

Most NAO graduates open their own private osteopathy clinics charging $140 per treatment on average. The highest fee charged by NAO graduates in Canada is by Liza Egbogah in downtown Toronto who charges $275 per hour of osteopathic care. The Toronto Star newspaper has chosen Liza as the best manual osteopath of Toronto in 2019. Outside Canada, osteopath & registered massage therapist, Dr Thomas Andrew, RMT, DOMP, DO (Spain) who practices in Bermuda charges US$300 (about $400 Canadian) for a session of manual osteopathy.

NAO alumni have the opportunity to join Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC), founded by NAO president in Toronto. OCPCC started with one clinic in Toronto and now operates over 378 clinics in 34 countries. All OCPCC manual osteopaths have taken a fellowship program in Osteopathy Chronic Pain Management at NAO (offered free of charge to NAO DOMP graduates).

Join us, study osteopathy and secure your future. To learn how you can become a manual osteopath please contact NAO registrar, Maria Veprjitska at info@nationalacademyofosteopathy.com or phone her toll free at 1-855-582-8977 or 416-635-6550.