|Quick Facts: Chiropractors|
$75,000 per year
$36.06 per hour
|Doctoral or professional degree|
|10% (Faster than average)|
What Chiropractors Do
Chiropractors evaluate and treat patients' neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Most chiropractors work in a solo or group chiropractic practice. Some are self-employed. Chiropractors usually work full time, but part-time work is common.
How to Become a Chiropractor
Chiropractors typically need a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. Completing a D.C. program typically takes about 4 years, in addition to at least 3 years of undergraduate study. Every state requires chiropractors to be licensed.
The median annual wage for chiropractors was $75,000 in May 2021.
Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 2,100 openings for chiropractors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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