Education Required

All states require chiropractors to be licensed, although requirements vary by state. At a minimum, all require the completion of an accredited Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree program and passing all four parts of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) exam. States also may require candidates to pass a background check and state-specific law exams, called jurisprudence exams. All states require practicing chiropractors to earn a specified number of hours of continuing education credits to maintain a chiropractic license. Contact your state’s board of chiropractic examiners or health department for more specific information about licensure.

Career Setting

What is this job like?

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those related to the spine. They focus on the manual adjustment and manipulation of the spine and other joints to alleviate pain, improve function, and promote overall wellness. Click to explore more occupational details: