Chiropractic Specialist/Chiropractic Technician
- Chiropractic Specialists work as assistants to Doctors of
Chiropractic. Chiropractic is the largest natural health profession in
the United States and is based on the scientific fact that most health
problems are linked directly to problems of the muscular, nervous and
skeletal systems as well as lifestyle choices.
- Chiropractic Specialists have completed an Associate Degree
program including coursework in Anatomy and Physiology, Chiropractic
Philosophy, Therapeutic Modalities, Therapeutic exercise, Radiography,
and Office Management.
- Chiropractic Specialists complete a variety of tasks delegated
by a chiropractor including measuring vital signs, taking case
histories, taking x-rays, applying therapies, insurance/patient billing
and office management.
- Chiropractic Specialists work in single Doctor practices,
multi-Doctor practices, hospitals and other large health delivery
- They assist Chiropractors in communicating lifestyle and treatment recommendations.
- They also may take a salaried position with an established Chiropractor, a group practice, or a healthcare facility.
- This occupation is equivalent to an Associate Degree Chiropractic Technologist graduate.
- Employment outlook for Chiropractic Specialists by the U.S.
Department of Labor projects job growth of 28% in the next 10 years.
- Associate Degree Chiropractic Specialist/Chiropractic Technician programs are rigorous.
- Since there are so few programs in the US and tremendous demand
for professionally trained staff, job opportunities are abundant
throughout the country.
- Work is typically fast paced and requires good communication and people skills.