Chiropractic Specialist/Chiropractic Technician

Work Activities/Work Locations

  • 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 organizations.
  • 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.

Advantages and Disadvantages

  • 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.

 

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