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Chiropractors

Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Evaluate the functioning of the neuromuscularskeletal system and the spine using systems of chiropractic diagnosis.
    • 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 or other articulations of the body to correct the musculoskeletal system.
    • Obtain and record patients' medical histories.
    • Maintain accurate case histories of patients.
    • Advise patients about recommended courses of treatment.
    • Analyze x-rays to locate the sources of patients' difficulties and to rule out fractures or diseases as sources of problems.
    • Counsel patients about nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, stress management, or other matters.
    • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate health practitioners when necessary.
    • Recommend and arrange for diagnostic procedures, such as blood chemistry tests, saliva tests, x-rays, or other imaging procedures.
    • Suggest and apply the use of supports such as straps, tapes, bandages, or braces if necessary.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 76750/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 36.9/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,970
    • Yearly Projected Openings 60

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Concern for Others
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Dependability
    • Leadership
    • Attention to Detail

    Tools

    • Pelvis or back traction supplies
    • Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Head or neck traction supplies
    • Electric vibrators for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Dynamometers

    Technology

    • Medical software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Accounting software

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