Career Outlook Good for Chiropractors

See current US Department of Labor information on chiropractors.

Employment is expected to grow faster than average for chiropractors because of increasing consumer demand for alternative health care. Job prospects are good.

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Employment opportunities for chiropractors exist around the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of chiropractors is expected to increase 28% between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment for chiropractors is expected to grow in the coming years, as consumer demand for alternative health care increases.

Chiropractic Rated a Top Job

Chiropractor was recently ranked as the 11th best job by CareerCast.

According to research conducted by Fast Company magazine, chiropractic has been rated as one of the 10 best jobs in America.

Projected job growth stems from increasing consumer demand for alternative health care. Because chiropractors emphasize the importance of healthy lifestyles, chiropractic care is appealing to many health-conscious Americans.


Chiropractic a Rewarding Profession

Forbes named chiropractic one of America’s “most surprising six-figure jobs” in 2009. In 2009, the mean salary for chiropractors was $94,454 according to a survey conducted by Chiropractic Economics magazine.

In chiropractic, as in other types of independent practice, earnings are relatively low in the beginning and increase as the practice grows. Geographic location and the characteristics and qualifications of the practitioner also may influence earnings. Get more income information from the US Department of Labor for your area.

Salaried chiropractors typically receive heath insurance and retirement benefits from their employers, while self-employed chiropractors must provide for their own health insurance and retirement.

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Admission Events 2014

Do I need a bachelor's degree before I start the doctor of chiropractic program?

In some states, such as North Carolina, chiropractors are required to have a bachelor's degree to be licensed. In other states, such as South Carolina, an undergraduate degree is not required. Be sure to check with the Federation of chiropractic licensing board ( to learn the rules for the state where you wish to practice.

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A 3 + 1 Program allows students to finish a bachelor's degree while they begin the DC program. Several colleges have made agreements with Sherman College to accept the first year of Sherman College as the senior year of the bachelor's degree.

Spartanburg Community College offers the Pre-Chiropractic Institute, which prepares a student to enter Sherman with all 90 hours of prerequisites and an associate in science degree. Successful completion of this program will guarantee acceptance at Sherman College. This is a very affordable option.

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