Chiropractor

Chiropractic includes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of biomechanical disorders of the neuromuscular system by methods that include the use of imaging, laboratory and clinical diagnostic procedures, joint manipulation or other manual therapies and exercise, and patient education. The education aspect may include advice  on nutrition, diet and ways to deal with stress. Chiropractors are usually in private practice. Some chiropractors share offices with other health providers such as massage therapists, physiotherapists or family physicians. Chiropractors must stand for much of their working day. Upper body strength is required to perform specific procedures and assist in patient movement.                    

Skills Required

  • good listening skills
  • kindliness and empathy
  • patience and perseverance
  • strength and endurance
  • good health
  • good stress management skills
  • a high degree of manual dexterity

Chiropractors should enjoy analyzing information to determine the most effective treatments, advising patients and adjusting or manipulating patients to promote health and wellness.

Education/Training Required

Doctorate

Schools Offering Career Program

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
L'Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (courses in French only)

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Average Starting Salary
$62,400

Growth Rate
Varies

Education Required
4 years + Bachelor's Degree