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