Want to help people ease their pain without using drugs?
Why not become a chiropractor?
What does a chiropractor do?
A chiropractor is a medical practitioner who's an expert on the spine, muscles, and the nervous system. They help patients to relieve their pain safely and effectively without surgery or medication!
The chiropractor uses different forms of treatment including:
manual hands on adjustment techniques
soft tissue therapy
physical therapy modalities
counselling on lifestyle, diet and nutritional modifications
A chiropractor works with a patient to:
diagnose causes of pain
relieve pain by using a hands on, non-invasive, and drugless approach
treat pain and injuries including neck pain, back pain, arthritis, and certain types of headaches
Which of these procedures can a chiropractor perform?
Lifestyle modification counselling
Manual therapy for arthritis
Treat migraine without medication
Where Do Chiropractors Work?
Private clinics: working independently as a private practitioner.
Large corporations: onsite support for employees of an organization.
Hospitals: collaborating with other medical professionals as part of a healthcare team.
Educational institutions: working in academia.
Interested In Becoming A Chiropractor?
Just like a medical professional, to become a chiropractor, you'll have to go through six to seven years of post-secondary education.
There are several steps to becoming a professional chiropractor:
3 years of undergraduate study at a university or college
graduate from a 4-year chiropractic program from an accredited institution
obtain a license to practice in the state or province
Once you've completed your certification, you can join a professional chiropractic association to keep abreast of the latest developments in the industry.
You'd Love It if...
You love helping people
You believe in the body's ability to heal naturally
You're interested in wellness and a holistic health approach
You're compassionate and a good listener
You enjoy bodywork therapy
Look For Another Career If
You don't have confidence in natural healing
You prefer to take medication for illnesses and pains
You don't enjoy meeting people and listening to them
You think standing on your feet and adjusting people's spines is tiresome
How Much Will I Earn?
The average chiropractor salary in Canada is CAD $74,652
The average chiropractor salary in the US is USD $70,340
Pick The Future Chiropractor
loves the outdoors, rock climbing, and running along the beach during sunrise
prefers to be alone when she does her work
likes researching and spending long hours on her computer
loves being around people and entertaining them with song and dance
enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes
shops for food at the farmers' market
loves talking to and listening to people
enjoys reading about wellness and natural therapies
likes standing on his feet while working
prefers natural remedies to medications when he feels sick
loves spending time in the library reading books about life science
enjoys making arts and crafts as a hobby
listens to classical music
likes to read aloud to children
Who do you think is most likely to become a chiropractor?
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