Career Changer? Think Chiropractic.


With hundreds of thousands of Americans being laid off from their jobs each of the past few months, many workers are likely reconsidering their career path and what the prospects of employment in their field will be over the next few years.

woman studentIn retailing alone about one third of those jobs have disappeared since late summer, many of which will likely never be replaced.

As disheartening as this news can be, there is one aspect of unemployment that can be beneficial: a career change. Particularly for employees who have little chance of pursuing new opportunities in their chosen field, making a career move now can be highly beneficial later. Better job. More money. Improved job satisfaction.

One area experiencing tremendous growth is the area of chiropractic care. One school, Parker College of Chiropractic, recently announced the launch of a recruiting campaign targeting career changers and other potential students. The school asserts that chiropractic education is a viable and valuable step in a new successful career venture for people seeking real change.

Parker’s chiropractic school provides new career pathways in one of the fastest growing industries in the country; currently, 52% of chiropractors own their own practices. Chiropractic education is especially appealing for people returning from military service, those interested in medical and alternative healthcare professions, and avid learners who want to participate in world-renowned chiropractic research.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment is expected to grow faster than average because of increasing consumer demand for alternative health care.” From the same report: “Employment of chiropractors is expected to increase 14% between 2006 and 2016, faster than the average for all occupations. Projected job growth stems from increasing consumer demand for alternative health care.”

The Parker College of Chiropractic education consists of training for a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness.

Other benefits offered at the chiropractic school include advanced chiropractic business and practice building courses, clinical experience in the first trimester, a technologically-advanced campus (featuring web-enabled classrooms, lectured podcasts, and wireless access), and an award-winning research facility whose partnerships include Harvard, Yale, the University of Alabama, and other world-renowned facilities.

Students at Parker’s chiropractic school will receive clinical experience beginning in the first trimester, including a clinic abroad program.

So if you are considering a career change, a chiropractic education could be right for you. And, with wellness being one of the most important parts to healthy living, a career in the chiropractic field could be one of the most secure going forward.

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