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Chiropractic Schools - The Making of a Chiropractor

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As with most medical schools, prospective students who are seeking an education at a chiropractic school will need to fulfill certain requirements prior to enrollment. Depending on the individual school, prerequisites may vary but frequently include two to four years of premedical or undergraduate studies (these courses are sometimes offered at chiropractic schools). Students should carefully review prerequisites so as to determine eligibility for entry.

Chiropractic school undergraduate studies are typically comprised of a general education, including arts and humanities, human biology, science, and social sciences. More often than not, that means that future chiropractors will need to first attain a Bachelor degree before they can enroll in a chiropractic school.

Once the student has acquired the first set of educational requirements, they should review each chiropractic school for application deadlines, curriculum, accreditation, financial aid programs, tuition costs, and (if applicable) whether the school offers student housing.

After the potential students have done their legwork in finding out exactly what is necessary to enroll in a chiropractic school, the next step begins the journey into a comprehensive education and training toward becoming a doctor of chiropractic.

Students will soon discover a complex academic program that demands their undivided attention. During the rigorous chiropractic course of study, students will gain comprehension and in-depth studies of anatomy, biomechanics, neurology, pathology, physiology, and spinal adjusting techniques.

In addition, students will be committed to a long-term internship, which may last for more than a few hundred hours. (Doctor of chiropractic programs frequently exceed 4,000 hours.) The clinical internship often begins in the second year of instruction so as to ensure that graduates will have attained necessary academic skills, and that they will have received proficient and safe training in chiropractic health treatment.

After all educational requirements have been successfully met, and students have graduated from a chiropractic school, they may then take the national board exam and state board exam (each state has its own particular exam) to gain licensure to practice chiropractic medicine. Furthermore, to maintain licensure, practicing chiropractors must continue to meet professional requirements by attending continuing education courses in the field, and other related academic events. Subsequently, doctors of chiropractic often go onto attend postgraduate studies to further skills and knowledge in focalized areas of study, such as neurology, pediatrics, radiology, education, etc.

Doctors of Chiropractic who have received an education at an accredited chiropractic school can anticipate excellent earnings. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, chiropractors had a mean salary of $104,000+ annually in 2005. As an added incentive, the field is expected to grow faster than many other jobs in the coming decade.

If you are thinking about enrolling in a Chiropractic School to attain an education in chiropractic, feel free to visit our Natural Healing Directory for more information.


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