Chiropractic jobs in Hawaii

Chiropractor jobs in Hawaii promise, an average yearly salary anything within the $137,925 to $146,347 range. Hilo and Kahului pay the least at an average yearly salary of $137,925 whereas Honolulu and Pearl City pay the most annual salaries averaging $146,347.

The Requisite Qualifications

In order for one to take the licensing examination to practice chiropractic, he/she should have valid education certifications. In addition, the certifications should come from a chiropractic college, either accredited or recognized by any chiropractic accrediting agency, registered with the U.S. Department of Education.

The applicant must also pursue Continuing Education which is 20 hours per biennium and is due each odd numbered year. The topics covered must revolve around patient care, diagnostic procedures and patient management. Seminars based on practice building or acupuncture are not approved by the board and cannot be termed as part courses for the CE.

BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

Chiropractic practice in Hawaii is governed by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The board is composed of 5 members, 3 chiropractors and 2 non-chiropractors who must be residents of Hawaii. Apart from licensing the board also regulates the profession and to ensure that it is practiced within safe standard. Any individual in need of to a license is required to submit an application to the board along with a non-refundable application fee of $50. The application needs to be submitted as per the rules of the board, on the form issued by the board and must be signed by the applicant be for it is handed in for review. The application must be accompanied by:

  • Proof of the applicant’s educational qualifications as prescribed in the rules of the board
  • Proof of the applicant’s graduation from a chiropractic college

After successfully clearing the examination, the applicant is required to pay an initial licensing fee of $318 if the application is made between 1st January and 31st December of any even-numbered year or that of $158 if applying between 1st January and 31st December an odd-numbered year.

Every license must be renewed biennially, on December 31st of odd-numbered years with a renewal fee of $318.

The issued license will be designated "License to Practice Chiropractic", and will authorise the holder to practice chiropractic as defined in section 442-1. The license holder will also be authorized to use all the necessary mechanical, hygienic, as well as sanitary measures incident to the care of the body. However, the practising chiropractic will not be authorised to administer any drugs or medicine included in materia medica, or the performance of any surgical operation or the practice of osteopathy, dentistry, or optometry. Anyone caught practising without a license or issuing medication to a client is a law breaker and therefore can be detained and tried in a court of law.