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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. Your employment outlook is strong

For future chiropractors, the outlook for the profession has never been better . With profession growth, salaries, and job security all on an upswing, a career in chiropractic is a smart investment for your future.  (Click the image on the right to view an infograph that summarizes recent data regarding chiropractic employment.) 

  • employment outlook thumb A recently released report by 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).
  • Earn a competitive salary.  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. 
  • A stronger than average job growth for chiropractors. In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 15% growth for the chiropractic profession through 2022, compared to a national average of 10.8 percent for all jobs. 
2. Hands-on experience and learning

Sports Council 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

Students Studying 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. Souza Teaching

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

Chiropractors office 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.

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