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CHIROPRACTOR, IN-DEPTH: Focusing On Helping Migraine Sufferers

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Jean Paul, a Chiropractor, shares what he likes most about his job, its challenges, his key decision and his work-life balance. If you can identify a need in society that you can provide a solution to then you can create a job doing anything.

Degree: Animation
Job Title: Chiroprator
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Chiropractors

Job Description

Chiropractors treat patients with health problems of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. They use spinal manipulation and other techniques to treat patients' ailments, such as back or neck pain.

On-the-Job Training

Internship/residency

Additional Info

All states and the District of Columbia require chiropractors to be licensed. Although specific requirements vary by state, all jurisdictions require the completion of an accredited Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program.

Certification Requirement
Required by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
Confirm
$35,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office, Military, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Empathy, Likes working with hands, People skills
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m='13540'>transform</span> <span m='14220'>before</span> <span m='14580'>your</span> <span m='14820'>eyes</span> <span m='15770'>and</span> <span m='16030'>you</span> <span m='16160'>see</span> <span m='16800'>the</span> <span m='16910'>benefit</span> <span m='17400'>that</span> <span m='17590'>they</span> <span m='17740'>receive</span> <span m='18240'>from</span> <span m='18500'>their</span> <span m='18650'>health,</span> <span m='20260'>no</span> <span m='20460'>one</span> <span m='20650'>really</span> <span m='20900'>knows</span> <span m='21160'>what</span> <span m='21300'>it's</span> <span m='21450'>like</span> <span m='21700'>to</span> <span m='22460'>go</span> <span m='22620'>from</span> <span m='23710'>experiencing</span> <span m='24350'>headaches</span> <span m='24920'>to</span> <span m='25120'>not</span> <span m='25430'>experiencing</span> <span m='26010'>headaches</span> <span m='26470'>and</span> <span m='26660'>to</span> <span m='26810'>have</span> <span m='27200'>like--</span> <span m='27860'>when</span> <span m='28120'>you</span> <span m='28240'>have</span> <span m='28490'>full</span> <span m='28770'>health,</span> <span m='29770'>it's</span> <span m='30000'>a</span> <span m='30080'>completely</span> <span m='30530'>different</span> <span m='30860'>picture</span> <span m='31240'>than</span> <span m='31980'>when</span> <span m='32130'>you're</span> <span m='32360'>sore</span> <span m='33005'>and</span> <span m='33300'>achy</span> <span m='33500'>all</span> <span m='33650'>the</span> <span m='33770'>time.</span> <span m='34310'>That's</span> <span m='34630'>probably</span> <span m='34880'>the</span> <span m='34960'>biggest</span> <span m='35300'>joy</span> <span m='35480'>for</span> <span m='35670'>me</span> <span m='35840'>is</span> <span m='35980'>to</span> <span m='36180'>watch</span> <span m='36610'>how</span> <span m='36810'>we,</span> <span m='37970'>a</span> <span m='38050'>lot</span> <span m='38270'>of</span> <span m='38350'>times,</span> <span m='38690'>change</span> <span m='38980'>people's</span> <span m='39360'>lives.</span> <span m='40350'>And</span> <span m='40780'>that's</span> <span m='40870'>very</span> <span m='41180'>cool.</span> </p><p><span m='41640'>I</span> <span m='41850'>think</span> <span m='42090'>the</span> <span m='42180'>most</span> <span m='42420'>challenging</span> <span m='42950'>part</span> <span m='43180'>of</span> <span m='43250'>my</span> <span m='43390'>job</span> <span m='43800'>is</span> <span m='47620'>that</span> <span m='47850'>people's</span> <span m='48330'>perception</span> <span m='50110'>of</span> <span m='50280'>health</span> <span m='54600'>is</span> <span m='54780'>a</span> <span m='54870'>lot</span> <span m='55170'>of</span> <span m='55250'>times</span> <span m='55660'>different</span> <span m='56040'>from</span> <span m='56240'>what</span> <span m='56510'>actually</span> <span m='56960'>creates</span> <span m='57430'>health.</span> <span m='58640'>So</span> <span m='59290'>a</span> <span m='59380'>lot</span> <span m='59610'>of</span> <span m='59690'>times</span> <span m='60100'>we're</span> <span m='61610'>coming</span> <span m='61950'>up</span> <span m='62050'>against</span> <span m='62440'>people's</span> <span m='62800'>perceptions</span> <span m='63480'>of</span> <span m='63580'>what</span> <span m='63780'>they</span> <span m='63880'>should,</span> <span m='64180'>or</span> <span m='64269'>shouldn't,</span> <span m='64550'>be</span> <span m='64660'>doing</span> <span m='65040'>for their</span> <span m='65150'>health,</span> <span m='65470'>and</span> <span m='65580'>it's</span> <span m='65720'>really</span> <span m='65960'>based</span> <span m='66330'>on</span> <span m='66870'>a</span> <span m='66980'>lack</span> <span m='67330'>of</span> <span m='67480'>information,</span> <span m='68930'>and</span> <span m='69750'>a</span> <span m='69840'>lot</span> <span m='70070'>of</span> <span m='70140'>times,</span> <span m='70450'>what</span> <span m='70650'>their</span> <span m='70800'>family</span> <span m='71240'>feels</span> <span m='71620'>healthy</span> <span m='71980'>is.</span> <span m='72943'>And</span> <span m='73730'>so</span> <span m='74650'>a</span> <span m='74750'>lot</span> <span m='74980'>of</span> <span m='75050'>times,</span> <span m='75590'>retraining</span> <span m='76320'>people</span> <span m='76840'>and</span> <span m='77240'>dealing</span> <span m='77660'>with</span> <span m='77870'>their</span> <span m='78260'>personal</span> <span m='78730'>perceptions</span> <span m='79330'>of</span> <span m='79450'>things</span> <span m='79810'>and</span> <span m='79950'>trying</span> <span m='80270'>to</span> <span m='82270'>help</span> <span m='82460'>them</span> <span m='82640'>understand</span> <span m='83670'>what</span> <span m='84380'>true</span> <span m='84600'>health</span> <span m='84870'>is,</span> <span m='85370'>is</span> <span m='85750'>a</span> <span m='85880'>difficult</span> <span m='86300'>task.</span> </p><p><span m='86940'>The</span> <span m='87200'>key</span> <span m='87400'>decision</span> <span m='87910'>I</span> <span m='87990'>made</span> <span m='88350'>was</span> <span m='90120'>to</span> <span m='90450'>call</span> <span m='90700'>my</span> <span m='90830'>cousin.</span> <span m='92740'>There</span> <span m='92930'>was</span> <span m='93040'>a</span> <span m='93120'>time</span> <span m='93390'>when</span> <span m='93540'>I</span> <span m='93620'>was</span> <span m='93800'>considering</span> <span m='94320'>going</span> <span m='94540'>to</span> <span m='94620'>chiropractic</span> <span m='95240'>college.</span> <span m='98190'>And</span> <span m='98370'>I</span> <span m='98420'>was</span> <span m='98570'>talking</span> <span m='98890'>to</span> <span m='99000'>my</span> <span m='99100'>cousin</span> <span m='99530'>who</span> <span m='99640'>is</span> <span m='99810'>a</span> <span m='99870'>recruiter</span> <span m='100390'>at</span> <span m='100510'>the</span> <span m='100570'>school,</span> <span m='100920'>of</span> <span m='101010'>course,</span> <span m='101360'>right?</span> <span m='102390'>And</span> <span m='102570'>I</span> <span m='102750'>said,</span> <span m='103390'>you</span> <span m='103530'>know,</span> <span m='103810'>what</span> <span m='104300'>is</span> <span m='104440'>the</span> <span m='104530'>life</span> <span m='105080'>down</span> <span m='105320'>there?</span> <span m='105470'>And</span> <span m='105590'>he's</span> <span m='105820'>like,</span> <span m='106140'>you</span> <span m='106240'>know,</span> <span m='106430'>you</span> <span m='106570'>just</span> <span m='106760'>gotta</span> <span m='106970'>come</span> <span m='107180'>down</span> <span m='107460'>and</span> <span m='107580'>try</span> <span m='107840'>it.</span> <span m='108100'>And</span> <span m='108830'>probably</span> <span m='109010'>the</span> <span m='109110'>key</span> <span m='109350'>decision</span> <span m='109840'>I made</span> <span m='110115'>was</span> <span m='110620'>to</span> <span m='110830'>actually</span> <span m='111370'>just</span> <span m='111650'>go</span> <span m='111900'>and</span> <span m='112010'>try</span> <span m='112410'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='112830'>But</span> <span m='112900'>if</span> <span m='113010'>you</span> <span m='113230'>understand</span> <span m='114400'>what</span> <span m='114770'>benefit</span> <span m='115260'>you're</span> <span m='115390'>providing</span> <span m='115880'>for</span> <span m='116060'>society</span> <span m='117410'>and</span> <span m='117580'>you</span> <span m='117720'>understand</span> <span m='118580'>that</span> <span m='118900'>there</span> <span m='119150'>is</span> <span m='119500'>a</span> <span m='119720'>dramatic</span> <span m='120500'>amount</span> <span m='120780'>of</span> <span m='120860'>need</span> <span m='121070'>for</span> <span m='121440'>it,</span> <span m='121690'>that</span> <span m='122350'>you</span> <span m='122460'>can</span> <span m='122650'>create</span> <span m='123000'>a</span> <span m='123050'>job</span> <span m='123450'>doing</span> <span m='123870'>anything.</span> <span m='124590'>And</span> <span m='124930'>so</span> <span m='125950'>the</span> <span m='126040'>part</span> <span m='126260'>of</span> <span m='126310'>the</span> <span m='126410'>reason</span> <span m='126700'>why</span> <span m='126930'>it served</span> <span m='127310'>migraine</span> <span m='127730'>headache</span> <span m='128030'>people</span> <span m='128419'>the</span> <span m='128509'>most</span> <span m='128889'>is</span> <span m='129020'>because</span> <span m='129320'>I</span> <span m='129389'>know</span> <span m='129550'>I</span> <span m='129610'>can't</span> <span m='129919'>take</span> <span m='130080'>care</span> <span m='130380'>of</span> <span m='130470'>everybody.</span> <span m='131400'>And</span> <span m='131580'>that's</span> <span m='131820'>what</span> <span m='131930'>I</span> <span m='132000'>do</span> <span m='132210'>really</span> <span m='132440'>well</span> <span m='132720'>and</span> <span m='132800'>I</span> <span m='132860'>relate</span> <span m='133280'>to</span> <span m='133410'>really</span> <span m='133670'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='134380'>And</span> <span m='134560'>I</span> <span m='134630'>know</span> <span m='135020'>in</span> <span m='135170'>the</span> <span m='135260'>city</span> <span m='135600'>that</span> <span m='135790'>I</span> <span m='135930'>live</span> <span m='136160'>in</span> <span m='136490'>that's</span> <span m='136900'>1.2</span> <span m='137640'>million</span> <span m='137990'>people,</span> <span m='138630'>that</span> <span m='138840'>12%</span> <span m='139430'>of</span> <span m='139470'>the</span> <span m='139550'>population</span> <span m='140260'>is</span> <span m='140430'>going to experience</span> <span m='141040'>migraine</span> <span m='141400'>headaches.</span> <span m='142230'>And</span> <span m='142410'>so</span> <span m='142590'>there's</span> <span m='142800'>144,000</span> <span m='144180'>people</span> <span m='144570'>in</span> <span m='144690'>my</span> <span m='144930'>city</span> <span m='145630'>that</span> <span m='145820'>need</span> <span m='145930'>my</span> <span m='146080'>care,</span> <span m='146350'>and</span> <span m='146450'>I</span> <span m='146490'>can</span> <span m='146650'>only</span> <span m='146830'>take</span> <span m='147040'>care of</span> <span m='147290'>2,500</span> <span m='148370'>people</span> <span m='148660'>over</span> <span m='148840'>the</span> <span m='148960'>course</span> <span m='149220'>of</span> <span m='149300'>a</span> <span m='149380'>30</span> <span m='149670'>year</span> <span m='149870'>career.</span> <span m='150140'>I</span> <span m='150410'>figured</span> <span m='150660'>this</span> <span m='150880'>out</span> <span m='151660'>from</span> <span m='151820'>the</span> <span m='151950'>end</span> <span m='153000'>where I'd</span> <span m='153390'>want</span> <span m='153590'>to</span> <span m='153640'>be</span> <span m='154210'>and</span> <span m='154480'>how</span> <span m='154600'>many</span> <span m='154760'>people</span> <span m='155040'>I</span> <span m='155090'>could</span> <span m='155270'>take</span> <span m='155490'>care</span> <span m='155850'>of.</span> <span m='156380'>So I</span> <span m='156470'>realized</span> <span m='156930'>that</span> <span m='157060'>I</span> <span m='157110'>can't</span> <span m='157390'>even</span> <span m='157660'>serve</span> <span m='158090'>the</span> <span m='158170'>need</span> <span m='159060'>and</span> <span m='159540'>nor</span> <span m='159940'>can</span> <span m='160400'>my</span> <span m='160550'>profession.</span> <span m='162140'>But</span> <span m='162340'>the</span> <span m='162430'>problem</span> <span m='162920'>is</span> <span m='163200'>that</span> <span m='163560'>people</span> <span m='163960'>don't</span> <span m='164220'>recognize</span> <span m='165130'>the</span> <span m='165470'>solution</span> <span m='166040'>exists.</span> <span m='166525'>So</span> <span m='167010'>if</span> <span m='167160'>you</span> <span m='167280'>can</span> <span m='167460'>learn</span> <span m='167760'>how</span> <span m='167950'>to</span> <span m='168100'>teach</span> <span m='168530'>people</span> <span m='168910'>that</span> <span m='169090'>the</span> <span m='169180'>solution</span> <span m='169680'>to</span> <span m='169830'>a</span> <span m='169900'>problem</span> <span m='170340'>exists</span> <span m='170780'>from</span> <span m='170980'>whatever</span> <span m='171320'>you're</span> <span m='171440'>doing,</span> <span m='172110'>you'll</span> <span m='172270'>never</span> <span m='172660'>be</span> <span m='172780'>out</span> <span m='172910'>of</span> <span m='173010'>a job.</span> </p><p><span m='173850'>I think</span> <span m='174070'>work-life</span> <span m='174600'>balance</span> <span m='175060'>is</span> <span m='175280'>an</span> <span m='175400'>interesting</span> <span m='175970'>thing</span> <span m='176200'>to</span> <span m='176280'>talk</span> <span m='176550'>about</span> <span m='176850'>because</span> <span m='177230'>if</span> <span m='177340'>you</span> <span m='177480'>love</span> <span m='177690'>what</span> <span m='177840'>you</span> <span m='177970'>do,</span> <span m='178230'>it</span> <span m='178370'>doesn't</span> <span m='178750'>feel</span> <span m='179040'>like</span> <span m='179270'>work.</span> <span m='179870'>I</span> <span m='180230'>probably</span> <span m='180460'>work</span> <span m='180890'>40</span> <span m='181220'>hours</span> <span m='181520'>a</span> <span m='181580'>week.</span> <span m='182460'>Occasionally,</span> <span m='183040'>I'm</span> <span m='183180'>there</span> <span m='183440'>longer,</span> <span m='185480'>but</span> <span m='185880'>I</span> <span m='185960'>don't</span> <span m='186290'>wake</span> <span m='186640'>up</span> <span m='186790'>hating</span> <span m='187190'>my</span> <span m='187330'>life.</span> <span m='187890'>So</span> <span m='189580'>I</span> <span m='189700'>feel</span> <span m='189970'>like</span> <span m='190200'>I</span> <span m='190270'>have</span> <span m='190420'>a</span> <span m='190480'>lot</span> <span m='190690'>of</span> <span m='190770'>work-life</span> <span m='191260'>balance.</span> <span m='191970'>And</span> <span m='192330'>the</span> <span m='192420'>nice</span> <span m='192670'>thing</span> <span m='192840'>about</span> <span m='193040'>what</span> <span m='193210'>I</span> <span m='193300'>do</span> <span m='193530'>is</span> <span m='193680'>I</span> <span m='193760'>can</span> <span m='194160'>choose</span> <span m='194470'>when</span> <span m='194650'>I</span> <span m='194780'>leave</span> <span m='195140'>as</span> <span m='195300'>long</span> <span m='195520'>as</span> <span m='195650'>I</span> <span m='195710'>have</span> <span m='195940'>people</span> <span m='196310'>that will</span> <span m='196540'>replace</span> <span m='196970'>me,.</span> <span m='197130'>And</span> <span m='197500'>that's</span> <span m='197700'>why</span> <span m='197830'>it's</span> <span m='197970'>good</span> <span m='198110'>to</span> <span m='198190'>work</span> <span m='198450'>in</span> <span m='198550'>a group</span> <span m='198840'>practice</span> <span m='199105'>in my</span> <span m='199370'>opinion</span> <span m='201190'>and</span> <span m='201530'>not</span> <span m='201760'>own</span> <span m='201930'>the</span> <span m='202030'>whole</span> <span m='202200'>business,</span> <span m='202700'>yourself.</span> <span m='203430'>But that's</span> <span m='203700'>a</span> <span m='203750'>different</span> <span m='204050'>story</span> <span m='204420'>altogether.</span> <span m='205470'>But</span> <span m='205660'>I</span> <span m='205720'>think</span> <span m='205900'>it's</span> <span m='206040'>pretty</span> <span m='206340'>good.</span> 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