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Chiropractor

Description: Chiropractors use spinal adjustments and manipulations to treat problems in the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons. 

Duties:

  • Perform physical examinations to assess the patent’s health condition
  • Analyze patient’s posture, spine, and reflexes
  • Provide neuromusculoskeletal therapy to address problems in the spine and other joints
  • Utilize various treatment methods (e.g. ultra sound therapy) to improve health conditions
  • Conduct tests (e.g. X-rays) to evaluate patient’s condition

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Training:

  • 90 semester hours of undergraduate education, with a focus on physics, chemistry, and biology
  • Some programs require a bachelor’s degree
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree, which usually takes four years to complete
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE)

Salary: $75,450 (Annual Mean Wage in Pennsylvania)

Work Environment: Chiropractic Offices, Private Practice, Physician’s Offices, Sports Teams

Job Outlook: Expected to increase 16% between 2016 and 2026

(Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/chiropractors.htm#tab-1)