What Does A Chiropractor Do?

Chiropractors use spinal adjustments and manipulation to treat patients with problems related to the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, bones, muscles, etc.).

How Do I Become A Chiropractor?

To be a chiropractor, a person usually first obtains a four-year bachelor’s degree in any field of study. Then, one must earn a four-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC). You must be ready to be in school for a long time to do this!

What is the Average Salary For A Chiropractor?

High – 141,000
Median – 67,000
Low – 32,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Chiropractor?

  • Science – As much as possible, including chemistry, biology, physics, and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Business

What Is The Work Environment For A Chiropractor?

Chiropractors typically work in small group chiropractic practices. A fairly large number are self-employed.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Chiropractor?

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Chiropractor?