Being a Chiropractor
Occupation and Description
Certifications Necessary to Practice
Some may require a masters degree. And some may require a Ph.D, M.D., J.D.. But most chiropractic jobs require a doctoral degree.
Daily Activities: Nature of the Work
- Assisting and caring for others: providing personal assistance, medical attention
- Documenting/Recording information
- Repairing and maintaining mechanical and electronic equipment
Requires graduate school and most need a doctoral degree
Payday- What is average income?
As of 2013 the average income was $31.40 hourly and $65,300 annually
What skills are necessary to be successful in this profession?
- Active listening
- Critical thinking
- Speaking and writing
- judgement and decision making
- time management
Practice Settings: Where would you work?
Where you would work depends on the skills and abilities that you would need to acquire in order to actually become a chiropractor. For example you could be a librarian for awhile or a sports med physician. It all just depends on what you need.
3 Fun Facts
- "Being a chiropractor can be physically demanding and there are times when performing an adjustment requires you to throw your back into it. Unfortunately, chiropractors aren’t immune to throwing their back out."
- "One of the most successful chiropractors was blind."
- "Don't let your untrained friend adjust you. In 2001, a man in India developed severe spinal cord and brainstem problems after receiving an adjustment from a barber."