Health & Human Performance Program

Chiropractor

Requirements:

  • Completion of a 4-year degree
  • Passing scores on National and State examinations
  • Obtain a Chiropractors License through continued education.

Earnings:
Median annual earnings of salaried chiropractors were $69,910 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $46,710 and $118,280 a year. In 2005, the mean salary for chiropractors was $104,363, according to a survey conducted by Chiropractic Economics magazine.

Description:
Chiropractors diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems, especially the spine. They take the patient’s medical history; conduct physical, neurological, and orthopedic examinations; and may order laboratory tests. Some chiropractors specialize in sports injuries, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, nutrition, internal disorders, or diagnostic imaging.

For more info go to: International Chiropractor’s Association

Info obtained from: U.S. Department of Labor

Acknowledgement
This information was collected by Iris Bahr-Winslow, Jennifer Breneman, Allen Brooks, Emily Schneider, Candy Walls, and Ebony Williams.

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