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.


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