- Completion of a 4-year degree
- Passing scores on National and State examinations
- Obtain a Chiropractors License through continued education.
Median annual earnings of salaried chiropractors are $69,910. The middle 50 percent earned between $46,710 and $118,280 a year. In 2005, the average salary for chiropractors was $104,363, according to a survey conducted by Chiropractic Economics magazine.
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
This information was collected by Iris Bahr-Winslow, Jennifer Breneman, Allen Brooks, Emily Schneider, Candy Walls, and Ebony Williams.