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Change lives. Become a chiropractor.
Did you dream of saving the day when you were a kid?
As a chiropractor, you can. You can change the lives of countless patients by helping them live healthier and better through natural and non-invasive health care.
Top Five Reasons to Choose Palmer College of Chiropractic
1. The employment outlook for chiropractic is strong
No one is guaranteed employment after graduation. But if you're considering a career in chiropractic, your prospects are good. Compared to other professions in the U.S., chiropractors have strong job growth, competitive salaries and lots of job security.
a recently released report by MarketWatch.com
rated chiropractors #1 for job security, based on unemployment rates, projected job growth, and income levels, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Just one in every 1,000 chiropractors was unemployed in 2014, the lowest figure among all occupations reviewed by the BLS.
The chiropractic profession alo continues to offer future chiropractors very competitive salaries. According to
, Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) salaries are higher than most other comparable health care professionals. Nationally, D.C. salaries are higher than those of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physical therapists, and more than double what athletic trainers earn. Only medical doctors (M.D.) and doctors of osteopathy (D.O.) earned more. However, it's worth noting that chiropractors report a shorter work week and higher job satisfaction than the average M.D./D.O.
In 2012, the
Bureau of labor statistics
reported a stronger than average job growth for chiropractors through 2022, at nearly 15 percent, compared to a national average of 10.8 percent for all jobs. This information, combined with salary rates, and job security provides a positive outlook for future chiropractors. Despite a sluggish economy and a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, opportunities for employment in chiropractic are expected to remain strong well into the future.
2. Hands-on experience and learning
You'll gain the knowledge and skills from a wide-range of real-world, hands-on learning experiences . Whether in the classroom, through our Sports Council program or Clinic Abroad, our students feel confident working directly with patients because of their integrated experience.
Fact: Palmer students are able to gain hands-on experience through a variety of programs, such as:
3. You'll receive individual attention
At Palmer we have small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15-to-1 or lower. That means Palmer faculty and fellow colleagues know you by name rather than a face in a crowded lecture hall. From your very first day, you'll feel a sense of family and community that will only grow and strengthen as you go through the program.
4. Palmer faculty: Chances are, they wrote the book (literally)
You'll learn from some of the most accomplished and skilled teachers, researchers and clinicians in chiropractic today. Many of our faculty wrote the chiropractic textbooks used at Palmer and other chiropractic colleges, while others have had
numerous papers published
in prestigious professional journals.
Fact: The textbook,
Differential Diagnosis and Management for Chiropractor
, has been used by every chiropractic college around the globe for nearly two decades. It was written by Dr. Thomas Souza, Palmer faculty member and dean of academic affairs at our San Jose, Calif., Campus.
Hear from Dr. Souza on what to expect during your time at Palmer
5. You'll have an excellent job outlook
You'll be prepared for success. Along with the best chiropractic education in the world, the Palmer Center for Business Development provides you the most comprehensive business-education curriculum offered by any chiropractic college today.
Fact: Employment for chiropractors is expected to rise by 15 percent by 2022 - much more quickly than for other professions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15.
In order to provide an environment that encourages respect, dignity and equal opportunity and is in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, Palmer College of Chiropractic and its respective colleges do not discriminate in employment or in educational programs, services or activities on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.