Chiropractor

Koryn Dale

A chiropractor is someone who adjusts your spine and your hips by moving the bones to relieve pain.

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Chiropractic Adjustment Information : Chiropractic Treatment Overview
-One of the most successful chiropractors was blind

-Chiropractors can practice in all 50 states

-Chiropractors are the third largest group of medical practitioner. Nearly 1 out of 10 people go to see a chiropractor each year.

The Job itself

In 2012, nearly 44,400 chiropractic jobs were held. Most chiropractors work either solo or in a group practice. Almost 37% were self-employed. Some chiropractors can work in hospitals or in a physician's office. Chiropractors also work on their feet a lot when examining a patient. They see one patient after the next. Also, their office settings are very clean and comfortable.


Pay: In 2012

the lowest 10% earned less than $31,030

the median was $66,160

the highest was $142,950


Job Outlook: From 2012-2022 the job is supposed to increase 15%


Certifications: All states require a license to practice. Specific requirements vary by state. All chiropractors must complete an accredited Doctor of Chiropractic program (D.C.). Some states require a bachelor's degree. After you do all of those things you have too pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam which includes basic and clinical sciences, clinical case studies, and a practical exam.


Skills:

Decision making: must be able to determine the best route to take when dealing with a patient, must also be able to decide if they need to refer the patient to other health care professional.

Detailed oriented: have to be able to pay attention to small details so they can make the right diagnoses and prevent the patient from more pain.

Empathy: must be understanding and sympathetic to their patients problems and needs