Chiropractor

Dane Larason

What is a Chiropractor?

Chiropractor is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the belief that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system.

What do I need to become a Chiropractor?

Chiropractors must earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and get a state license. Doctor of Chiropractic programs typically take 4 years to complete and require at least 3 years of undergraduate college education for admission.

What skills do I need to become a Chiropractor?

Active listening, speaking, critical thinking, reading, writing, and a complex problem solver

What is a Chiropractors pay?

The median annual wage for chiropractors was $66,720 in May 2014 and $32.08 per hour.

Job Outlook

Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. People across all age groups are increasingly becoming interested in alternative or complementary healthcare. Chiropractic care is appealing to patients because chiropractors use nonsurgical methods of treatment and do not prescribe drugs.

A daily life as a Chiropractor video

What is a normal work day for a Chiropractor?

Most chiropractors work in a solo or group chiropractic practice. A large number are self-employed. So the typical day would be adjusting patients to help relieve pressure on the nervous system. Also the doctor may use Ultrasound, Interferential, variety of muscle techniques to help the patient.