Career Paths

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Northwestern graduates enjoy increasing career options

  • Start a solo practice – when you become a chiropractor, you can be your own boss
  • Join an existing chiropractic practice – often leads to partnership or ownership
  • Join a multidisciplinary practice – with massage therapists, acupuncturists or other alternative care providers
  • Practice in a medical clinic that includes doctors of chiropractic

Employment of doctors of chiropractic to increase dramatically

Employment of doctors of chiropractic is expected to increase by 28% from 2010 to 2020 - faster than the average rate of growth for all occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Factors contributing to this increase include higher consumer demand for non-surgical, natural approaches to health care; a rapidly expanding older population at risk for musculoskeletal and joint problems; and research supporting the effectiveness of chiropractic care.

Become a chiropractor in today's healthcare environment and you will be part of an evolving, expanding consumer-driven marketplace in which patients are actively seeking natural approaches to health.

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