Careers in Chiropractic Health Care: Exploring a Growing Field Cheryl Hawk DC, PhD, CHES Editor
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This book provides potential students of a chiropractic career path, as well as other health care practitioners, with vital information regarding the training required to enter the chiropractic field and the roles of chiropractors in modern health care.Chiropractic is the second largest physician-level health profession in the United States, with chiropractors providing care to at least 20 million patients annually. As chiropractic health care has been proven to be both effective and cost effective for many musculoskeletal conditions, particularly back pain, the inclusion of Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) in a variety of health care settings is likely to continue to increase. Surprisingly, there is little readily accessible information on chiropractic as a career path. This book provides concise yet comprehensive information about career paths, training, and professional roles in chiropractic for students considering chiropractic as well as health care practitioners in the field.Written in an easy-to-read style, Careers in Chiropractic Health Care: Exploring a Growing Field serves students, those in non-chiropractic health fields, and general readers considering chiropractic as a career change option. The chapters explain the training and specific licensure requirements for chiropractors in all 50 U.S. states and provide information useful to health care professionals for referrals and management of patients using chiropractic care.Explains the various chiropractic specialization career paths, addresses key considerations when choosing a chiropractic college, and describes what to expect in academic and clinical education when pursuing a chiropractic careerIdentifies opportunities for additional training and experience for Doctors of Chiropractic (DC)Describes the typical chiropractic practice and details how to set up a successful practiceProvides highly useful career guidance information for high school and college students


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