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Chiropractor Career Profiles
If helping people with their physical health and well-being is important to you, then becoming a chiropractor may be a great career path for you to consider. Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the neuromuscular system with an emphasis on spinal care. Chiropractic careers range from independent practices to larger cooperative clinics. Other licensed chiropractors devote their time to educating future chiropractors by teaching at a chiropractic college.
To earn the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree, you will need to attend an accredited college and complete ten 15-week trimesters of study. In addition, a clinical internship is required to give you practical experience working with real people. Most chiropractors finish their education in about five years.
Typically, chiropractors see patients to help alleviate neck pain, back pain, sciatica, or other injuries. Many chiropractic offices have state-of-the-art technology to help diagnose the patient’s problem. Chiropractors administer spinal adjustments and other gentle treatments to help heal any pain or injuries.
To see what a typical day in the life of chiropractor looks like, check out our real-world career profiles. Whether you are interested in your own independent practice or working with a team of chiropractors in a larger clinic, these profiles will give you a taste of what a chiropractor does on a daily basis.