Chiropractic jobs in Colorado

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Doctors of Chiropractic is one of the most sought after professions in Colorado. Chiropractor jobs here vary from town to town with Arvada and Denver being the highest paid cities and Greeley scoring the lowest. On average, a Coloradoan chiropractor earns from $118,777 to $142,000 per annum which is a registered hourly wage of $15 to $67. With such grand pay promise, chiropractic jobs are succeeded by a range of top qualifications which are discussed in the section below.

How to Qualify as a Chiropractor in Colorado

A chiropractor needs to have similar educational qualifications as a doctor. However to be more specific, the top academic qualifications include: High School Diploma in courses like Physics, English, Biology, Social Studies and Mathematics. Moreover, aspiring chiropractors earn a 4 year bachelor’s degree before applying for the schools having this discipline.

A Doctor of Chiropractic advanced degree is an added advantage. For most scholars in chiropractic this degree often takes four years. The first two years include studying about basic medical subjects like Microbiology, Physiology, Anatomy, biochemistry and so on. The next 2 years deal with the clinical practices like diagnosing and treating patients. Individuals having either of these degrees mentioned can apply for a chiropractor job in Colorado however the level of education and experience greatly influences the average paycheck.

In addition to academic certificates, the State of Colorado requires that all aspiring candidates attend a 15 hour course of Continuing Education (CE) before they are issued with licenses to practice. This time period for CE runs from 1st November to 31st October in every 2 years.

Colorado State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

This licensing and Regulatory Board is a top level authority having direct powers to issue, reinstate, revoke or restrain all licenses pertaining to the chiropractic practice within the state.

Before the license is issued, practicing chiropractors are supposed to:

  • Pass a jurisprudence exam out of the two options given by the Board (Either all the 4 parts of NBCE exam or Parts 1, 2 and Part 4, SPCE or any state practical exam).
  • Have a thorough criminal background check.
  • Have their fingerprints taken
  • Pay a fee of approximately $50 for fingerprints and background check.

If the license holder has been issued the license for more than 12 months before the first license renewal, the licensee is supposed to submit 15 of the CE credit hours. For special requirements and exceptional cases as for graduates from foreign countries, one should contact the board.

Also, as per the state rules and regulations, all chiropractors are prohibited from prescribing drugs and administering radioactive materials in treating patients.

Colorado Chiropractic Association

It was formed in 1917 as an organization whose main duty was to represent all Doctors of Chiropractic in Colorado. Ever since it was started, the board has set made various regulatory laws to govern the profession in order to enforce the highest level of professional services given and to protect the ethical chiropractic standards in Colorado. For more information about membership, services and benefits contact the board at