Biofeedback Therapists

Biofeedback training is a process that helps patients gain control of their responses to stress, anxiety, physical strain, and emotional stimuli. Special instruments monitor a variety of physiological conditions, including heart rate, skin temperature, muscle tension, and blood pressure. Biofeedback therapists assist patients in interpreting the information gathered through monitoring. They help them learn to control individual body functions and reactions in ways that can decrease stress and alleviate the effects of a wide range of disorders, such as migraine headaches, gastrointestinal concerns, and epilepsy.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Use special instruments to help patients gain control of their responses to stress, physical strain, anxiety, and emotional stimuli
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Psychology
Experience Internships and part-time jobs
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Outgoing
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Self-Employed or Biofeedback Educator
  • Experienced Biofeedback Therapist
  • Entry-Level Biofeedback Therapist

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