Careers for those with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree

What's next after receiving your Doctor of Chiropractic degree? Career opportunities abound. Upon receiving a D.C. degree, most graduates enter private practice. Others elect to associate with an established chiropractor, while some decide to teach, conduct research or take on an administrative role. No matter what direction you choose, you will contribute to the world's healthcare delivery system, providing primary health care in harmony with nature's laws. An estimated 19.5 million people visit doctors of chiropractic in the United States each year.

As a D.C., you could be a:

  • solo practitioner
  • chiropractic group practitioner
  • educator
  • researcher
  • fitness facility chiropractor
  • sports team chiropractor
  • hospital staff
  • multi-specialty group practitioner
  • administrator

Learn more about the Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Careers for those with an Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology degree

Earning an Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology degree can make you an essential team member within a chiropractic office. Two tracks in the degree program can lead to the following careers:

  • Technical Assistant: Performs chiropractic X-ray examinations, fundamental screenings and physical assessments of patients.
  • Clinical Assistant: Supervises a chiropractic office, including administrative duties related to financial transactions, business correspondence and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

Learn more about the  Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology degree.

Careers for those with a Master of Science degree in clinical research

A master of science in clinical research qualifies you to become a productive clinical scientist, an educator or both.

Learn about the Master of Science degree in clinical research, and the outstanding  research facilities and faculty at Palmer College.

What a chiropractic career provides

A chiropractic career provides personal and professional satisfaction and intellectual and emotional fulfillment. You will have an impact on the world that offers fulfillment beyond your paycheck. Your work will reflect who you are and what's important to you. Explore the opportunities that exist in the chiropractic profession for men and women of all backgrounds and ages.

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Thomas Souza, D.C.
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Dr. Souza, San Jose, Calif., Campus faculty member and Dean of Academic Affairs, literally wrote the book on differential diagnosis. His textbook, Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor, has been in use in every chiropractic college around the globe for nearly two decades.

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