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Chiropractic

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Chiropractors are healthcare providers who restore their patients' health without unwanted surgical interventions and drugs. They are trained to provide therapies for soft tissue and spinal adjustments. They also offer recommendations for lifestyle changes, nutritional advice, and fitness training.

Basic Information about Chiropractic Programs

Students who want to pursue this career can either enroll in an associate's degree program or specialize in Chiropractic treatments through a 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree program.

In the associate degree, the students learn how to assist the practicing chiropractor with chiropractic examinations and patient care. They can pursue a chiropractic technician or an assistant's role to help chiropractors in the routine management of their office.

Those who complete a 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic Degree can practice as chiropractors themselves. They learn to address the different health issues related to the neuromusculoskeletal system, including muscles, bones, tendons, nerves, and ligaments. They use a technique called spinal manipulation or adjustments and some other methods for the management of neck and back pain. To become a professional chiropractor, students must pass an examination from a Council on Chiropractic Education accredited institute and get a license from the state.

Job Prospects and Income Potential

After completing a chiropractic study program, you can either start your own chiropractic practice or work as a chiropractic assistant, depending on your degree.

  • Chiropractor - average income $70,340/year in 2019 (1)
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.