Chiropractors figure out exactly what treatment their client needs by analyzing their medical history, ordering x-rays, and using chiropractic diagnosis to evaluate the functioning of the musculoskeletal system and the spine. Chiropractors must be observant, detail-oriented, and critical thinkers. They must also have strong interpersonal skills and empathy for others.
Chiropractors can work in an office setting or may travel to patients’ homes to administer treatment, and are often self-employed. They need to complete a Doctor of Chiropractor (D.C.) degree after their bachelor’s and hold state licensure in order to practice. Job growth is projected at 4% by 2029.