Chiropractors

Chiropractors

NOC
3122

Diagnose, treat and prevent patients' disorders of the spine, nervous system, pelvis and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or by other corrective manipulation.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3-Year Job Openings

11
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$45,437
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

94
 

% Working Full Time

78%
 

% Working Full Year

33%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Chiropractors diagnose, treat and prevent patients' neuromuscular-skeletal disorders of the spine, nervous system, pelvis and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or through other corrective manipulation. Chiropractors are usually in private practice or in clinics with other health practitioners.

Main Duties

Chiropractors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Take patients' case history, conduct examinations, observe patients, and perform X-rays and other tests to diagnose patient's condition
  • Diagnose neuromuscular-skeletal disorders of the spinal column, pelvis, extremities and associated tissues
  • Treat health disorders in a natural manner through adjustments or articular manipulations and complementary treatments such as electrotherapy, acupuncture, heat therapy and massage with special attention given to the spine
  • Advise patients on alternate treatment modalities such as corrective exercises, posture, lifestyle and nutrition that have positive effects on the spine, joints, muscles and nervous system.
  • Refer patients for medical care when appropriate.

Also Known As

  • chiropractic doctor
  • chiropractor
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A minimum of two years of university undergraduate studies in sciences and Completion of a four- or five-year program at an institution accredited by the Accreditation Commission of the Council on Chiropractic Education and Completion of the examinations of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board and of the provincial licensing body are required.
  • Licensing by a regulatory body is required in all provinces and in the Yukon.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

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55.4%
Female
44.6%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
44.4%
25-34
22.2%
35-44
11.1%
45-54
11.1%
55-64
11.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
0.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
100.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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100.0%
Health care and social assistance
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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16.70%
Northeast
22.20%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
50.00%
Central
11.10%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
$30,652
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$45,437

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$45,437

Newfoundland

$80,284

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$32,572

Canada

$51,729
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3-Year

11
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

33
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

32