Chiropractor salaries vary from city to city in Ohio. Dayton city registers the highest annual salary of $139,271 while Portsmouth registers the lowest annual salary of $126,927. Generally Ohio State has an average annual salary of $128,144.
How to qualify as a Chiropractor in Ohio
An individual must earn a high school diploma with sciences, social studies and mathematics as major courses. One must then graduate from an accredited chiropractic college with a certificate of attainment a (minimum score of 365).
The exams are administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The candidate has to confirm that he understands the state of Law by passing the Ohio jurisprudence exams with a score of 75% and above.
Finger printing and criminal background is mandatory. If in any case there is need for disciplinary actions, felony or malfeasance any convictions may delay the licensing processor or ultimately result in license denial.
Finally one must be of sane mind and physically able to practice chiropractic skillfully and safely.
To qualify for a license in Chiropractic, individuals must take the yearly Continuing Education which includes 36 active hours per biennium, 2 of these are set apart to study the states laws and chiropractic code of ethics.
Ohio State Chiropractic Board
This board is the licensing and regulatory board in the State of Ohio. It is charged with protecting the public’s health, welfare and safety by applying laws governing chiropractic practice. Also it caters for the welfare of all chiropractors within the state and even those that wish to practice outside.
To date the board has over 2471 chiropractors licensed to practice in Ohio; the board also receives and investigates complaints against licensed and unlicensed individuals.
In the event of a complaint or a non-disciplinary order about a licensee in the board, the individual must first contact the board for further investigations before launching any parallel complaint elsewhere. For more information please visit the board at http://chirobd.ohio.gov
Chiropractic Association of Ohio
Additionally Ohio also has a chiropractic society (CAO) which is a non-profit state association for Ohio chiropractors.
Ohio chiropractors have achieved a lot since this association was formed. CAO continues its tradition today by advancing efforts to achieve insurance equality and continuing efforts to reform the chiropractic board.
For further information on miscellaneous services offered by the CAO visit them @ http://www.chiropracticassociationofohio.com/about-us.html
Ohio State Chiropractic Association
This is another association founded for Ohio chiropractors. It is a member’s only association that mostly advocates for the DC’s rights. The public can also locate a chiropractor via this site. For more information on OSCA please contact them at http://www.oscachiro.org