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Doctor of Chiropractic

Job Title and Job Description

Doctor of Chiropractic

Bone setters have been present for milleniums; before the change from 19th to 20th centuries they set misaligned bones and broken bones.In America apprx.1895 a Dr Daniel Palmer changed the name to a combination of two Greek words: chiro and practikos ie.practicing by hand.Today Chiropractic includes the spine and all joints of the body as well as life style and dietary education. I like working with people and the puzzles that they present.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Other health professions: massage,physical or occupational therapy

What new technology will be important?

Wellness is the new buzz word in health care but Chiropractors have been talking about this for over a century.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

College with basic sciences: physics, biology, chemistry,organic chemistry, math.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

college with basic sciences

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No - I did not know what a Chiroprctor was; I was injured in a car accident [1967] and started Chiropratic college in 1972.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Athletic / Physical 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Bilingual 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Computer Technology 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Mechanical Understanding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Sales and Negotiation 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Scientific and Experimental 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Teaching / Instructing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Writing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
 

Interview By: Dr Rita; Chiropractor