Chiropractors manipulate joints, bones and soft tissue to help clients control pain or prevent injuries from re-occurring.

Day-to-day tasks

  • talk to clients about their symptoms, make sure their condition is suitable for treatment and design a treatment programme
  • treat back, leg, neck and shoulder pain
  • help clients with sports injuries, poor posture or joint and muscle pain
  • give advice on lifestyle, diet and exercise to support recovery

Skills and knowledge

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • customer service skills
  • knowledge of how the human body works
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • thinking and reasoning skills

Industry Qualifications

You can get into this job through a university course.

You'll need to do a degree or postgraduate master's course recognised by the General Chiropractic Council. This involves 3 years of full time study and 1 year working under supervision. You might be able to take an Access to Science course if you do not have the degree entry requirements.

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