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Chiropractors, or Doctors of Chiropractic (DC), treat patients with manipulation of the spinal column and other articulations of the body to correct abnormalities believed to be caused by interference with the nervous system. Chiropractors may utilize supplementary measures, such as exercise, rest, water, light, heat, and nutritional therapy.
Chiropractors work in private practice or may join other health care professionals to form a group practice, sometimes in affiliation with a private clinic or a hospital. Some chiropractors provide in-home care.
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The BLS reports employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 1,800 openings for chiropractors are projected each year, average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Most chiropractic colleges require at least two years of undergraduate education, and an increasing number require a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Boards require completion of a 4-year chiropractic college course at an accredited program leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Licensure is required in the state of Connecticut. Prerequisite: Connecticut requires two years (60 semester hours) of pre-professional college education; approved Chiropractic school; National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Parts I, II, III, IV and physiotherapy.
Please visit the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health website for more information.