Advice from those who’ve found career happiness is precious. You may be among those considering a career in healthcare and are sifting through your options. You may have already pondered the question, “I want to make a difference in people’s lives…but how do I do that?” Chiropractic college was the answer for many who previously asked that question.
Today’s multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to patient health shows that chiropractors can significantly contribute to better health and wellbeing. They bring an expansive knowledge of musculoskeletal conditions and additional diagnostic expertise to patient care.
The article “U.S. Health Care Continues Move Toward Multidisciplinary Medicine” in Chiropractic Economics concludes, “There is an obvious need to improve the evaluation and management of patients with chronic pain…chiropractic services can be an integral part of the solution.”
Chiropractic care solutions include manual techniques, posture analysis and correction, constructive exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.
Naturally, you’ll have questions about chiropractic college, and choosing how you use your patient care talents is up to you. As you go through the decision process, consider what these chiropractors and chiropractic students say about their decision.
“Go through the chiropractic college program, and you’ll be extremely satisfied with the result. It’s never going to seem easy, but chiropractic is extremely rewarding. If you desire to help people, I don’t think there’s a better profession, absolutely not.
I’m finding that patients are knowledgeable and aware of their options. They have a choice between medications and not. Many of them are saying, ‘Wait a second, why would I take that med when you can do this naturally?’”
“One of the biggest things we’ve learned owning a practice is communication with your patients, whether that’s before the booking of the new patient, after a booking, and then constantly throughout treatment, checking in on them, sending them exercises they can do at home.
The COVID-19 pandemic made us aware of how valuable being proactive about health is. So, we’ve really focused on making sure our patients know how much we care about them as people. We’re staying in touch, communicating as effectively as possible, and getting them the best care that we can.
“There’s a statistic that 10% to 20% of people go to a chiropractor. That really baffles me because I don’t think they understand the full upside of chiropractic. Most people think it’s for headaches, back pain, and low back pain. So, people are shocked when they come in, and I tell them how we treat shoulders, knees, wrists – just about any ailments they have.”
“So if someone is, number one, considering or beginning at a chiropractic college, they should visit a few offices and get a sense of that lifestyle. What does a day in an office look like? What are some of the tools that they use?
Honestly, it can go both ways. They might visit a few chiropractors and realize it’s not the path they want. If it’s the right fit, however, they can start to hone in on the type of practice they want.”
“I remember from the age of three that I wanted to be a doctor. I just didn’t know what type of doctor. Once I learned more about chiropractic, and after going through the VA and its system, I realized this is where I want to be. Chiropractic offered all the things that I was looking for, which is a holistic approach to our body’s natural healing powers that we chiropractors can sometimes induce. I really like that approach better.
“Getting older and watching the people around me get older sparked some changes in me. I wanted to be a part of helping that process naturally through a healthier lifestyle and better nutrition. I wanted to be able to help people. Chiropractic allows me to do that.
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a private, nonprofit university specializing in chiropractic and the health sciences. The CUKC campus is in Overland Park, Kansas, a Kansas City area suburb of 190,000 people. Overland Park continues to receive awards for its family-friendliness and livability.
Our chiropractic history started in 1922. Today, more than one of every 10 chiropractors in the United States has earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from our College of Chiropractic.
In addition to a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree you can complete in 3.3 years through a tri-semester schedule, some students choose our B.S. in Human Biology/Chiropractic degree (D.C.). This program can reduce time in school by up to a year.
Find out why becoming a chiropractor is an excellent fit for today’s healthcare environment. Connect with an admissions advisor so you can get the free eBook: Your Complete Guide to the Chiropractic Profession.