Becoming a Chiropractor

Becoming a ChiropractorBecoming a Chiropractor provides a clear picture of what embarking on a career in chiropractic really involves.

This book will provide all the background information you need!

Snippets from the book:

    • “Now the whole family goes to our chiropractor.  A kind of weekly ‘tune up’.  Take it from me, the chiropractic advocate who has absolutely no agenda at all – it’s a remarkable therapy that society really should know much, much more about.”
      Quentin Willson.  British TV presenter and motoring expert
    • “The process of researching and identifying a career that you are most suited to can be a somewhat daunting process, but the rewards of following a career that truly engages you should not be underestimated.”
      Matt Green, Director of Professional Development
    • ‘Becoming a chiropractor is a very personal journey.  Perhaps you have been helped by chiropractic, or maybe a friend or a member of your family has told you about their experiences, and this has got you thinking about whether or not chiropractic is the career for you.  It may be that you are interested in health generally and are exploring a number of different options.  The fact that you are reading this means that you are seriously considering either embarking on a new career, or a change in career, and want to know how to go about it and what the implications might be.
    • This book will provide you with more information about chiropractic, but it also aims to offer you different perspectives that might help you to make your decision. It starts off by telling you a little bit about chiropractic and what chiropractors do, but it will also talk about the patient’s perspective and the things that you can do after you graduate such as work with children, or animals or in sports. It will explain about the application process and looks at the various training options open to you, which include full-time options as well as those specifically designed for people wanting to return to study while they are in work. It also goes into detail about the specifics of the training and describes the student journey.”
      Professor Christina Cunliffe, Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors
    • “As with all high demand careers, chiropractic can surely be seen as a lifestyle choice — a lifestyle that helps people on their pathway to health!  Perhaps at the moment you are sitting at a desk working in an office.  Maybe you enjoy some of what you do at work but are ready for a change.  Possibly you have been made redundant or coming up for early retirement but are not yet ready to give up work altogether.  All in all, the chances are that your current lifestyle no longer suits you.  As a chiropractor at your lifestyle will be very different.  You will almost certainly be self-employed and able to choose how and when you want to practise.  Essentially you will be in control of your own destiny.”
      Valerie Pennacchio, Vice Principal, McTimoney College of Chiropractic
    • “Chiropractic is the best kept secret in health care.  It presents the opportunity to help patients, to make a real difference to people’s lives and to enter a fulfilling and rewarding profession.  Deciding to become a chiropractic student will be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, and embarking on a career in chiropractic will change your perception of the world and provide you with great opportunities.”
      Peter Dixon, Past Chair, General Chiropractic Council
    • “Chiropractic training is not an easy option.  The programme requires you to be good with your brain and also with your hands.  Throughout the training, you have to be ready to challenge your own ideas about the world and about yourself, and you have to be prepared to work hard to develop your skills.  Support is available however, and all your fellow students are travelling the same road.  A real community develops, in which people quickly learn not only to give help to any fellow student but also, importantly, to ask for help too. My time at college brought me the bonus of new friends – and I am grateful to every one of them for helping me make it such a memorable and priceless journey.  Strength, hard work and determination are a few of the many words to describe what was required to achieve this degree, all of which was made possible by the guidance and support provided by everybody at the College’.
      Mary Young – new graduate

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