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Chiropractors - 29-1011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • 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.
  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate health practitioners when necessary.
  • Counsel patients about nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, stress management, or other matters.
  • Diagnose health problems by reviewing patients' health and medical histories, questioning, observing, and examining patients and interpreting x-rays.
  • Evaluate the functioning of the neuromuscularskeletal system and the spine using systems of chiropractic diagnosis.
  • Maintain accurate case histories of patients.
  • Obtain and record patients' medical histories.
  • Perform a series of manual adjustments to the spine or other articulations of the body to correct the musculoskeletal system.
  • 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.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Gather medical information from patient histories.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Recommend types of assistive devices.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
  • Treat patients using physical therapy techniques.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Biomedical Scientist, Chiropractor (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Hospitalman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Medical Specialist Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physiatrist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Medicine Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Therapist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Therapist, Special Warfare (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Therapy (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Chiropractor