Chiropractors

General Information

Description

Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Self-employed61.16%
  2. Private, for profit36.27%
  3. Private, not for profit1.28%
  4. Federal government0.65%
  5. State and local government0.40%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 1,800 openings for chiropractors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$70,720

State-by-state Salary

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$95,690
$40,180
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 82%
  • First professional degree 7%
  • Post-secondary certificate 6%
  • High school 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • Clerical
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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