Chiropractor

Chiropractors manipulate joints, bones and soft tissue to help clients control pain or prevent injuries from reoccurring. A chiropractor, or doctor of chiropractic medicine, is a licensed medical professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system, especially in the spine.

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Starting Salaries

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What you need to get started

  • Clinical experience in spinal assessment, adjustment techniques, and making diagnoses. It can be a useful addition.

  • Degree students can also undergo additional training in speciality areas, such as orthopaedics and paediatrics.

  • +2 years of hand-on experience is required.

Employment Outlook

  • The work is both physically and mentally demanding but also rewarding.

  • There are self-employment opportunities for a Chiropractor.

  • Opportunities to work in areas such as animal care, diagnostic imaging, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, and paediatrics

  • There are opportunities to get into research.

International Opportunities

Brazil, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

Educational Qualifications

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree

Soft Skills

  • Excellent at communication

  • Passionate about patient care

  • Empathy

  • Detail Oriented

  • Decision-making skills 

  • Dexterity

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Organizational skills 

Technical Skills

  • Massage therapy

  • Rehabilitative exercise

  • Ultrasound in addition to spinal adjustments and manipulation. 

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Biology

  • Proficient with Imaging Techniques and analysis

  • Knowledge of the application of supports, such as braces or shoe inserts, treats patients and relieves pain.

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Pros

  • Stable and secure career

  • High growth rate in terms of employment

  • Opportunity to run an independent practise

  • Decent annual income

  • Can possibly achieve a good work-life balance

  • Lower risk of receiving malpractice suits compared to traditional medical fields

Cons

  • Education is expensive

  • Study is intensive and rigorous

  • Very few courses being offered in India

  • Can be hard to start your own practise from scratch

  • Takes time to develop a regular client base

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