The demands for chiropractors are rising; this is evident from the fact that the average salary of chiropractor at present in United States of America is 81,500 USD per annum. The range is from USD 45,000 to USD 102,000 per annum. The chiropractor salary varies depending on the experience, qualification and the place of his operation.
There are chiropractors who are self employed and are those who are salaried.
It has been found and quite surprisingly that the self-employed ones earned more than the salaried. The chiropractor salary definitely depends on experience and qualification.
In the USA it is imperative to have a chiropractic license to practice; these licenses are valid only in that state from where you have got the license. License is provided to those who have got about two to four years of undergraduate education and one has to do a 4 year college course in chiropractic.
The course helps to get a Doctor of Chiropractic degree; later one needs to attend the state and national exam. Certificate for chiropractic is awarded in specific areas. The areas include neurology, nutrition, industrial health, internal disorders, sports injuries, thermography, occupational health and diagnostic imaging.
Today the insurance companies also take chiropractic into consideration. The Chiropractors puts in about 40 hours per week and in a year they normally see roughly 130 patients, though the number of hours of work and number of patients per year may vary. Today those aspiring for chiropractic do not only have the option of taking up a job in hospitals but they can also go for teachings and research works.
Chiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of the disorders which are of mechanical nature and the effect which it has on the nervous system and the health of the people. Today people are more interested in non-surgical and non-medicinal aspect of treatment and are focusing on natural process of treatment. So chiropractic is gaining popularity.
Chiropractors focus on wide range of factors which are considered to influence the health of a person. Diet, environment, stress management and heredity are some of the factors. Light, ultrasound, water, massage and heat are the some of treatment methodologies adopted by the chiropractors.
D.D. Palmer of United States of America developed Chiropractic in the year 1895. Today it is practiced in about 100 years. However the medical fraternities do not accept this practice as scientific.
Straight and mixer are the two forms of chiropractic practice which are prevalent today. Straight is the oldest form of chiropractic principle; it is based on the teachings of B.J. Palmer and D.D. Palmer.
Mixer chiropractor is a new concept wherein the chiropractors mix the chiropractic principles with the other forms of medical practices. In order to practice chiropractic it is essential to take the license.
To become a successful chiropractor one needs to have patience and good communication skill. The patient should be able to understand what the chiropractors want to communicate. Once one establishes himself as a chiropractor then the people will always be interested in getting treatments with them; the chiropractor salary is highest for the experienced and established chiropractors.