Career Overview

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


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!

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$32,000 /yr
$67,000 /yr
$141,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Science - as much as possible, including chemistry, biology, and physics!
Work Environment

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

Future Outlook

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