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Also called: Chiropractic Doctor (DC), Chiropractic Physician, Chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic

What they do:
Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.
On the job, you would:
  • Evaluate the functioning of the neuromuscularskeletal system and the spine using systems of chiropractic diagnosis.
  • Diagnose health problems by reviewing patients' health and medical histories, questioning, observing, and examining patients and interpreting x-rays.
  • Perform a series of manual adjustments to the spine or other articulations of the body to correct the musculoskeletal system.


  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • biology


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Advantage Software Chiropractic Advantage
  • ChiroSoft
Accounting software
  • Billing software
  • EZClaim
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • InPhase Technologies Group InPhase Concept


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree
usually needed

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