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Chiropractor

Use expert knowledge of the human body to diagnose and treat a range of musculoskeletal disorders.

What's it like to be a Chiropractor?

Chiropractors diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems, often in the spine, and manipulate joints in order to prevent and alleviate joint pain without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors also plan and administer treatment plans which include exercises and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. They use hands-on diagnosis methods as well as diagnostics tools including X-ray and MRI machines.

Tasks and duties

  • Administering a variety of neurological, musculoskeletal and functional tests to identify and assess sources of pain.
  • Planning and implementing management of patients' dysfunction, including training and exercise regimes.
  • Designing, reviewing, monitoring, assessing and evaluating treatment programs.
  • Keeping detailed records of treatment history of all patients.
  • Referring patients to other specialists when necessary and liaising with other Health Professionals in relation to patients' problems, needs and progress.
Chiropractors work in private practices and public health care services, as consultants in sporting organisations or physical rehabilitation centres or for health insurance assessment.

How to become a Chiropractor

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To become a practising Chiropractor in Australia, you need to complete 5 years of study. First, complete an accredited bachelor’s degree in Health Science, followed by a two-year Master of Clinical Chiropractic.
  1. Complete a Master of Clinical Chiropractic.
  2. After completing your study, you need to achieve AHPRA registration via the application process, including mandatory Continued Professional Development (CPD).
  3. Once achieved, registration must be renewed each year, demonstrating the mandatory CPD each year. CPD includes training courses and seminars which update and develop your knowledge of Chiropractic.

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Prepare to work as a Chiropractor with a degree in health science.

Bachelor of Science

Health Sciences
Duration 1 yr - 9 yrs
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How do Chiropractors rate their role?

Latest reviews from 2 Chiropractors surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Applied Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Sports Chiropractic
The good things
Helping patients to feel better Flexible work hours Get to meet a lot of people & see many different conditions Build relationships with long term clients and their families
The challenges
Late nights and or weekends as you need to be available out of regular business hours for those who work full time. People not showing up for appooor running late. The underlying stress that you may b...
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Nil
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Reception
The good things
Interacting with patients & having time to listen. Love my job plus a great boss.
The challenges
There are no challenges really I have a diverse range of roles which make the job interesting & challenging.
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What are the job opportunities for Chiropractors?

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Job opportunities

Chiropractor jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
18.6%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Chiropractors and Osteopaths
Latest Chiropractor jobs on SEEK
Medibank
Mildura & Murray
Permanent position to provide Chirotherapy for the aged-care community. Coordinate functional assessments, pain management & mobility optimisation.
Medibank
Mildura & Murray
Medibank HealthStrong are currently recruiting for our 2019 clinical graduate program. Fantastic career opportunities with a leader in health and care
Medisport Clinic
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Learn new skills and join our passionate team Long term career development opportunities
Elite Therapy
Brisbane > CBD & Inner Suburbs
An exciting opportunity for an experienced Chiropractor to join our busy practice in inner Brisbane!
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