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Chiropractic?

Act On Your Passion For Helping Others

As patient care becomes increasingly more complex, chiropractic offers a hands-on approach to help people reach and maintain excellent health and wellbeing, without the use of drugs or surgery.

Chiropractic as a career

Chiropractic seeks whole-person care and relies on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Chiropractors specialise in providing specific adjustments to the spine to correct abnormal function so that the body is able to express its fullest potential. Chiropractors are also trained to recognise conditions that may require concurrent or referred care to other health care providers.

24%
97%
63.7%
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24% of patients see their chiropractic practitioner for maintenance care or general wellbeing.
97% of patients believe that chiropractic care supports general health.
63.7% of patients reported that they were more interested in improving their health than simply removing symptoms.
Two-thirds of chiropractors agree with traditional chiropractic values.

SOURCES:

  1. Chiropractic Workforce Study: Australia. Eaton, Bonello, Green, Graham, Fernandez-Caamano, Strkalj. Macquarie University, Sydney. March 2012.
  2. Chiropractic Profession Consensus Project, CCGPP, 2008

Job opportunities for chiropractors

Chiropractors are in great demand, and there are excellent job opportunities for new graduates. Many chiropractors start their own practices and set their own hours, allowing you to enjoy a great work life balance. With attractive starting salaries, and the opportunity to travel the world with your skills, there has never been a better time to become a chiropractor. Please note that the ACC has applied for accreditation with the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia.

In 2018, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics rated the job growth outlook for chiropractors to 2026 at 12% (faster than average).

Professional accreditation

In order to practice in Australia, chiropractors must be registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia (CBA) and meet the Board’s registration standards.

General registration is available to:

· Final year students that are completing the last 6 weeks of an Australian approved program of study , or
· Graduates who have completed an Australian approved program of study within the last 12 months, or
· Chiropractors who hold a current annual practising certificate with the New Zealand Chiropractic Board and who are applying for registration in Australia under the provisions of the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act.

The Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) is an independent accrediting authority for chiropractic education under Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. The Bachelor of Chiropractic program of Australian Chiropractic College is accredited with conditions by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia. Please refer https://www.ccea.com.au/acc-conditions.

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