When getting ready for a chiropractic career, the first thing to know is that there will be many jokes and ribbing along the way by people who like to joke that chiropractors aren’t doctors.
A chiropractor treats illness and injury without medicines or drugs, and they do no surgery, so there are those that take pleasure in teasing them as a skilled professional. However, in physician careers, a chiropractor is a specialty doctor.
They go to medical school and learn anatomy and take state licensure tests to become professional healers. A chiropractor is a person who specializes in the body’s structure and healing through manipulation, exercise, temperature, massage and other gentle therapies.
The chiropractor candidate must have a bank of classes under their belt before applying to chiropractic college, and the grades from those classes should be good.
Have a Well-Rounded Education Before you Apply
The least someone can get away with when applying to chiropractic colleges? Some will accept students who have excellent grades with one year of biology, one of physics and two of chemistry. Other schools require more than that minimum of one year of biology. Four to five semesters of biology (besides general biology) including biochemistry, cell biology, zoology and physiology is recommended for proper performance in the first years of chiropractic college, with a solid perception of social sciences and humanities.
Writing, business, computer science application and statistics couldn’t hurt; there’s no such thing as too much knowledge. To be the best, take everything available so that the chiropractic college will see that the student has all the dedication necessary for any medical position.