Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
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:
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.
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.
X ray development equipment
X ray collimators
X ray cassettes
Vibratory therapy equipment
Upper extremity testing/strengthening systems
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipmentAll Tools
Therapeutic treadmill exercisers
Therapeutic ice packs
Therapeutic hot packs
Spinal unloading therapy systems
Snellen eye charts
Short wave diathermy devices
Resistive exercise bands
Pelvic traction equipment
Overdoor cervical traction devices
Motorized flexion distraction tables
Medical x ray units
Medical x ray filters
Medical x ray buckys
Medical tuning forks
Lumbar traction systems
Lumbar support braces
Low-level laser units
Infrared baker lamps
Hydraulic pinch gauges
Functional capacity evaluation FCE systems
Electronic patient thermometers
Electrical stimulation equipment
Continuous passive motion CPM machines
Cervical traction devices
Cervical restoration traction systems
Carpal traction systems
Blood pressure cuffs
Babinski percussion hammers
InPhase Technologies Group InPhase Concept
ACOM Solutions RAPID EMR
Addison Health Systems WritePad EMR Systems
Advantage Software Chiropractic Advantage
BioEx Systems Exercise Pro – Active CareAll Technologies
DataCom Software Business Products M.I.S. Clinic
E-Z BIS Office
Electro Meridian Imaging EMI
Electronic medical record EMR software
Life Systems Software ChiroSuite EHR
MicroFour PracticeStudio.NET EMR
MRX Solutions OfficeMaster
PracticePRO Software Systems QuickPractice
Pulse Software ChiroPulse 365
Quick Notes QNotes Office EMR
Software Motif MyEMR
Softworx Solutions ChiroWrite
Trillium Technology ProScribe
Versatile Software Systems VersaSoft Chiro
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.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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.
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.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
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
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.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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.
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.