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ActivitiesAdjust spinal column and other articulations of the body to correct abnormalities of the human body believed to be caused by interference with the nervous system. Examine patients to determine nature and extent of disorder. Manipulate spine or other involved area. May use supplementary measures, such as exercise, rest, water, light, heat, and nutritional therapy.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$67,200 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsChiropractors work in clean, comfortable offices as they provide their service to clients. The average workweek is about 40 hours, although longer hours are not uncommon. Solo practitioners set their own hours but may work evenings or weekends to accommodate patients.

Minimum Education RequirementsD.C. or D.C.M.

SkillsPersuasion, Social Perceptiveness, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Service Orientation, Time Management, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination

AbilitiesOral Expression, Problem Sensitivity