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Chiropractors are primary care professionals and play a vital, life-changing role. Chiropractic relieves pain, increases mobility and optimizes performance through safe and effective spinal adjustments and manipulation. Doctors of Chiropractic work one-on-one with patients, helping them improve their overall health and find relief from headaches, back, neck and joint pain, without reliance on drugs or surgery.
Chiropractors often care for entire families and develop close relationships over time, which makes chiropractic a deeply fulfilling profession. Whether in business for themselves or working in a group practice or hospital setting, chiropractors enjoy high esteem in the communities they serve, as well as satisfying and financially secure lifestyles. To be a chiropractor is to make a true difference every day, helping patients improve their health and quality of life naturally.
Over 40% of all chiropractors are self-employed individuals who own their own clinic.
Chiropractic patients were more satisfied than medical patients after four weeks of treatment.
83% of chiropractic patients are satisfied or very satisfied.
More than 1/3 of US adults are obese, which puts added pressure on the spine.
Chiropractors earn a mean salary of $132,000.
4 of 5 people have experienced lower back pain.
More than 20% of the U.S. population has consulted a chiropractor.
Doctors of chiropractic in the U.S. receive 190 million patient visits annually.
Obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and complete a clinical internship through an accredited four-year chiropractic college program.
Specific requirements vary from state to state, so candidates may need to satisfy additional requirements for licensure depending on where they wish to practice.
Candidates for admission to a chiropractic program must complete required general college-level studies, which may include a bachelor's degree in some states.
Aspiring Doctor's of Chiropractic must pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners' and/or other state-required examinations.
To find the right school and degree program for you, learn about the different options by requesting information from a variety of schools.
Chiropractic Colleges have rolling admissions throughout the year. Check with the institution you are interested in attending and see when their classes begin. Our schools operate on a semester, trimester and quarters so students can see what works best.
For more information on how your undergraduate coursework aligns with the prerequisites at various chiropractic colleges across the nation, please click here to review a chart which details each school's specific requirements.