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Chiropractic Major

Chiropractic is a major that typically falls into the Health Professions category.

There are 0 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in chiropractic, 0 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 0 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 17 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting a Chiropractic Degree?

In 2017, roughly chiropractic majors graduated with a bachelor’s degree, making it the most popular major in the country.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of chiropractic majors is as follows:

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Chiropractic Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

What Will You Learn as a Chiropractic Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to chiropractic to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Chiropractic Majors

Chiropractic majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

Important Knowledge Areas for Chiropractic Majors

Skills for Chiropractic Majors

A major in chiropractic prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

Important Skills for Chiropractic Majors

Abilities for Chiropractic Majors

As you progress with your chiropractic degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

Important Abilities for chiropractic Majors

What Can You Do With a Chiropractic Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with chiropractic:

Careers Related to Chiropractic
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Health Specialties Professors






Chiropractic Major Salary

Chiropractic majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $86,000 to $122,000. This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, the typical high school graduate makes between $29,000 and $57,000 a year. The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $44,000 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,000 and $120,000.

Average Salary for a Chiropractic Major  ( 86000 to 122000 )
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )

The area of the country you choose to work in will also affect your career and salary prospects. Getting a graduate degree may open up more options with higher salary potential.

Amount of Education Required for Chiropractic Major Jobs

Some careers associated with chiropractic may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for chiropractic careers below.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Chiropractic
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma


High School Diploma or Equivalent


Post-Secondary Certificate


Some College Courses


Associate's Degree or Equivalent


Bachelor's Degree


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


Master's Degree


Post-Master's Certificate


First Professional Degree


Doctoral Degree


Post-Doctoral Training


Online Chiropractic Programs

There are 0 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in chiropractic, with 0 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Many learners are drawn to online programs due to the ease of use and flexibility. Students should be warned that those who enroll in online programs can take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to drop out.

Is a Chiropractic Major Worth It?

The median salary for a chiropractic grad is $86,000 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 121% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $939,400 after 20 years!

chiropractic salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period


Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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