Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment. Work to help people adjust their posture, behaviors, and overall wellbeing. Medical professionals that specialize in the treatment and care of a patient’s spine, from work-related injuries to physical problems. If you want to help improve other people's lives, you should check out this career!

Make a Difference

A Typical Day

  • Diagnose health problems by reviewing patients' health and medical histories, questioning, observing, and examining patients and interpreting x-rays.
  • Perform a series of manual adjustments to the spine
  • Obtain and record patients' medical histories.
  • Maintain accurate case histories of patients.
  • Advise patients about recommended courses of treatment.

Recommended Credentials

 Doctoral Degree


Education & Training

Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.


Northwest Lower Michigan


Complete your General Studies at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC).

Elsewhere in Michigan


Pursue a Bachelor of Science to get started on this career pathway, for example: Pre-Chiropractic Program at University of Michigan - Dearborn

Explore This Career

Try it before you buy it!

Take biology classes.

Visit the Northwest Ed Career Tech Center Health Sciences program and consider attending.

The Local Advantage Learning Pathway

Pathway 1

Northwest Education Services Career Tech Center - Health Sciences for basics in Anatomy and Physiology 

Pathway 2

Complete your General Studies at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC).

Pathway 3

Complete a Bachelor of Science to further your education.

Apply to a graduate program to finish your degree. 


Sample Job Titles...

  • Chiropractic Doctor (DC)
  • Chiropractic Neurologist
  • Chiropractic Physician

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