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