The herbalism and dietary supplement industry contributes over $60 billion to the U.S. economy each year, producing over 450,000 jobs from supply to manufacture to sales. Approximately 53% of Americans use herbal products regularly, further contributing to this lucrative job market.
Graduates of the DipDSS program enter the field as integrative health professionals with an emphasis in herbalism. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the mean wage for related workers is $48,510, with an entry wage of $34,800. Professionals who have an existing license in a medical field or are combining the Graduate Certificate in Herbal Science with a related profession see an increase in wage potential of $5,000 to $10,000 each year after earning an herbalism credential.
FSIHS Herbal Graduates are employed by:
- operating a private consulting practice
- integrating herbal science into an existing medical practice
- creating your own line of herbal supplements
- consulting with the dietary supplement industry
- creating your own line of natural household products
- consulting with established medical practices
- educating the public through books, workshops, and courses
- and so much more!