Chiropractors

Health Science > Therapeutic Services

Projected Growth: Faster than average

1800+
Projected Job Openings

Extensive Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

Common job titles of Chiropractors include:
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Experience and Education

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

  • 82.14% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.

  • 7.53% said they needed a First Professional Degree.

Tasks

    Counsel patients about nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, stress management, or other matters.

    Analyze x-rays to locate the sources of patients' difficulties and to rule out fractures or diseases as sources of problems.

    Advise patients about recommended courses of treatment.

    Maintain accurate case histories of patients.

    Obtain and record patients' medical histories.

    Perform a series of manual adjustments to the spine or other articulations of the body to correct the musculoskeletal system.

    Evaluate the functioning of the neuromuscularskeletal system and the spine using systems of chiropractic diagnosis.

    Recommend and arrange for diagnostic procedures, such as blood chemistry tests, saliva tests, x-rays, or other imaging procedures.

    Diagnose health problems by reviewing patients' health and medical histories, questioning, observing, and examining patients and interpreting x-rays.

    Consult with or refer patients to appropriate health practitioners when necessary.

    Suggest and apply the use of supports such as straps, tapes, bandages, or braces if necessary.

Tools

X ray development equipment

X ray collimators

X ray cassettes

Vibratory therapy equipment

Upper extremity testing/strengthening systems

Ultrasound machines

Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment

All Tools

Traction tables

Therapeutic treadmill exercisers

Therapeutic ice packs

Therapeutic hot packs

Therapeutic balls

Tablet computers

Stationary bicycles

Stair climbers

Spinal unloading therapy systems

Snellen eye charts

Short wave diathermy devices

Rhinoscopes

Resistive exercise bands

Reflex hammers

Plumb lines

Pinwheels

Piezo stimulators

Pelvic traction equipment

Pelvic benches

Paraffin baths

Overdoor cervical traction devices

Otoscopes

Ophthalmoscopes

Notebook computers

Muscle stimulators

Motorized flexion distraction tables

Medical x ray units

Medical x ray filters

Medical x ray buckys

Medical tuning forks

Mechanical stethoscopes

Measurement calipers

Massage units

Lumbar traction systems

Lumbar support braces

Low-level laser units

Knee-chest tables

Infrared baker lamps

Inclinometers

Hydraulic pinch gauges

Hand dynamometers

Goniometers

Functional capacity evaluation FCE systems

Free weights

Foot orthotics

Fluidotherapy equipment

Elliptical trainers

Electronic patient thermometers

Electromyographs EMG

Electrical stimulation equipment

Dynamometers

Drop tables

Discriminators

Desktop computers

Continuous passive motion CPM machines

Cervical traction devices

Cervical restoration traction systems

Cervical collars

Cervical chairs

Carpal traction systems

Blood pressure cuffs

Biofeedback equipment

Balance boards

Babinski percussion hammers

Arthrodial protractors

Adjustment tables

Technologies

InPhase Technologies Group InPhase Concept

ACOM Solutions RAPID EMR

Acrendo A.I.med

Addison Health Systems WritePad EMR Systems

Advantage Software Chiropractic Advantage

Billing software

BioEx Systems Exercise Pro – Active Care

All Technologies

ChiroSoft

ChiroTouch EHR

DataCom Software Business Products M.I.S. Clinic

DocumentPlus

E-Z BIS Office

Electro Meridian Imaging EMI

Electronic medical record EMR software

EZClaim

EZnotes

ForteEMR

GalacTek ECLIPSE

Life Systems Software ChiroSuite EHR

MicroFour PracticeStudio.NET EMR

MRX Solutions OfficeMaster

PPT4Drs Quixote

PracticePRO Software Systems QuickPractice

Pulse Software ChiroPulse 365

Quick Notes QNotes Office EMR

Scheduling software

Software Motif MyEMR

Softworx Solutions ChiroWrite

Trillium Technology ProScribe

Versatile Software Systems VersaSoft Chiro

Skills

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Writing

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Science

Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Systems Evaluation

Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Persuasion

Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Abilities

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity

Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning

Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

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Occupation Sections

Knowledge

Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Psychology

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Clerical

Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Therapy and Counseling

Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Sales and Marketing

Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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