“There are many people who have received chiropractic care since birth. Their family members are chiropractors, and they knew from a young age that they wanted to be a chiropractor. That is not how my pursuit of chiropractic began.” – Dr. Taylor Frederick
For any Cornhuskers reading this, I grew up in a small, rural, farm town outside of Omaha, Neb., Arlington. Neb. I was not exposed to chiropractic until my late teenage years. Even then, I heard about chiropractic but never went to see one until I suffered physical trauma in college.
You see, I did not grow up expecting to be a chiropractor, but I fell in love with the profession after I started getting adjusted.
I grew up expecting to go into business, IT work, or teaching; that’s what every adult in my family did for a living. So when I was growing up, my plan was to go into business. I started college as an international business major, which I decided wasn’t for me. I then tried majoring in something surprising (a classic college freshman move) and found myself as an architecture major for a while. It was during my architecture stint that I suffered a substantial injury and became a chiropractic patient for the first time.
After experiencing first-hand the benefits of chiropractic, I remember thinking “this is too cool to NOT do for a living!” I went to my undergrad admissions advisor and changed my career path to pre-chiropractic. The rest is history.
I now delight in the memory of my introduction to chiropractic. The memory is significant because chiropractic found me; I didn’t really find it on my own. It was a weird progression of events; exhausting all other options before I found my way into the profession I’m proud to now be a part of.
I encourage any reader who would be a career changer to pursue what will make you happy, and if that is chiropractic, then come join the Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) family! At CUKC, I have classmates that majored in everything from ministry to finance. It was a drastic change in the course of their college careers, but they have all been successful in the Doctor of Chiropractic program despite coming from non-science majors. If we can do it, so can you.
About the Chiropractic Degree at CUKC
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a nonprofit, private, healthcare-focused university in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of the Kansas City metro.
Our history in chiropractic education began in 1922 when the College of Chiropractic was founded. Today, CUKC is the only chiropractic university still guided by the founding family. Nearly 11,000 chiropractors in the U.S. have a chiropractic degree from our College of Chiropractic.
Becoming a chiropractor puts you on track for a satisfying – and challenging – people-first career as a healthcare practitioner. The job outlook for chiropractors is for 7% growth from 2018 through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Find out more by getting this free ebook, Your Complete Guide to the Chiropractic Profession today!