Chiropractic jobs in California

California is by far the state with a bulk host of cities and towns. In all these chiropractic is widely practiced and a favorably sort after profession. From Anaheim, CA to West Covina, CA the salary range varies and these figures are often influenced by the level of education and expertise. Of all these 79 cities, Richmond, CA is the highest paid at a yearly average of $172,819 and Santa Rosa, CA as the lowest paid with a yearly average of $132,494. The average yearly pay range for most of these cities lies between $140,000 and 150,000. All salary figures are not inclusive of bonuses.

How to qualify for chiropractor jobs in California

There are a number of qualifications that individuals hoping to practice chiropractic in this state should attain. The basic and common one is proper educational background succeeded by the certified documentation.

Another quality is a clean criminal background issued by the home state and other states in America.

Next is the regulation of compliance to the profession’s ethics and codes by way of licensure. All licenses are to be renewed yearly and are issued by the Californian Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The board also retains the power to deny, restrict and revoke any issuance of licenses to unqualified individuals and those that have not complied with the board’s rules and regulations. In the event of investigations, the board has authority to perform first hand investigation on an individual’s credibility. Practising chiropractic without a license or using one that has expired is an offence punishable by law. Another offence is the use of radioactive materials to treat patients and the issuance of medication and prescriptions. These regulations were put in place to ensure that the public is met with proper and qualified chiropractic services in the entire state.

The board has a list of approved Chiropractic schools that they acknowledge with issuance of licenses, the schools are:

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College- Toronto, Ontario Canada

Cleveland Chiropractic College- Kansas City, MO

Cleveland Chiropractic College- Los Angeles, CA

D'Youville College Chiropractic- Buffalo, NY3

Life Chiropractic College West- Hayward, CA

Life Chiropractic College East- Marietta, GA

Logan College of Chiropractic- Chesterfield, MO

National University of Health Sciences- Lombard, IL

National University of Health Sciences- St. Petersburg, FL4

New York Chiropractic College- Seneca Falls, NY

Northwestern Health Sciences University- Bloomington, MN

Palmer College of Chiropractic- Davenport, IA

Palmer College of Chiropractic- Port Orange, FL2

Palmer College of Chiropractic West- San Jose, CA

Parker College of Chiropractic- Dallas, TX

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic- Spartanburg, SC1

Southern California University of Health Sciences- Whittier, CA

Texas Chiropractic College- Pasadena, TX

University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic- Bridgeport, CT

Western States Chiropractic College- Portland, OR

When an individual is applying for a license it should be succeeded by a certificate of Continuing Education. CE is a yearly mandatory program that all practicing chiropractors should undergo before their licenses are renewed. The program requires 24 hours, 2 of these are set apart for ethics and law, and 4 hours must be completed in one or a combination of the following subjects:

  • Physical examination procedures
  • History taking
  • Chiropractic adjustive techniques/ chiropractic manipulation techniques
  • Ethical billing and coding

The CE requirements are as follows:

  • For licenses expiring before June 8th of every year, 12 hours are required.
  • For licenses expiring on or after June 8th of every year a total of 24 hours are required.