Getting complete answers to questions about healthcare careers takes a lot of searching and a lot of studying. You do want to make the right choice, right? One option that’s well worth investigating is the doctor of chiropractic degree. And as it turns out, you can cut out some of that study time by getting a free eBook about the chiropractic profession.
Hadn’t yet thought about a chiropractic career? Chiropractors emphasize the body’s natural biologic ability in restoring and maintaining health without introducing prescription medicine. Doctors of chiropractic seek to relieve interference caused by disturbed joint biomechanics, through manual techniques, constructive exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle and posture changes. There are more than 70,000 chiropractors throughout the world.
Today’s medical community increasingly uses referrals to specialists to deliver better patient care and help drive down costs. Earning a chiropractic degree requires more than 4,200 clock hours of classes, labs, and patient experiences. In less than four years, students graduate as specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal-related conditions and diseases.
One chiropractic and health sciences university, Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), seems to understand that those who want to help others live a healthier life by avoiding pharmaceutical solutions deserve to have as much information about a chiropractic career as possible.
The University researched and compiled a 41-page eBook that answers nearly every question a prospective student could ask. The eBook covers:
Here are some of the questions the CUKC eBook helps answer:
1. It’s a comprehensive healthcare education
Most chiropractic colleges use a tri-semester system (three semesters per year), enabling most students to complete chiropractic college in 3.3 years after admission. Time in school includes more than a year of seeing patients under the guidance of a licensed doctor of chiropractic.
There are only 18 chiropractic schools accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), an independent national organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The CCE is the authority ensuring a high-quality chiropractic education.
CCE accreditation means universities offering the doctor of chiropractic degree meets CCE standards for
2. The general public finds chiropractic care effective.
The methods and techniques chiropractors use are effective. A Foundation for Chiropractic Progress publication, Chiropractic: a Safe and Cost-Effective Approach to Health, noted that 97% of chiropractic care patients surveyed said they would use chiropractic again for musculoskeletal-related conditions.
More than 50% of chiropractors are in solo or group practices, allowing them to spend more time treating patients and less time on bureaucratic tasks.
3. Chiropractors become a part of the community they serve.
More than 50% of chiropractors own and operate their practices. Doctors of chiropractic can more easily match their work hours and types of services offered to the needs of their community.
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Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a private, nonprofit, chiropractic and health sciences university. The CUKC campus is in Overland Park, Kansas, a Kansas City area suburb of 190,000 people. Today, more than one out of every 10 U.S. chiropractors has earned a doctor of chiropractic degree from our chiropractic college.
Most students earn their Doctor of Chiropractic degree (D.C.) in 3.3 years through a year-round, trimester schedule.
Points of distinction for the CUKC College of Chiropractic include: