A steady career is a difficult decision to make; one that many, especially those straight out of High School, just want to get over with. Very few people want to spend 4 years at a university to get a degree that they may or may not use. Specialty colleges, particularly chiropractic schools, offer a certification in less than a year. I'm here to tell you: this is one of the worst opportunities you can condemn yourself to. The biggest majority of chiropractic colleges are a crock, meaning there are absolutely no stead-fast requirements to join, the tuition is dramatically overpriced with the excuse that you're attending a specialty school, and the likelihood of working in a reputable chiropractic practice after graduation is slim to none. You'll inevitably be stuck with hundreds of thousands worth of debt and very little honorable education to show for it.
Why are chiropractic colleges a sham? ALL aren't, MOST are. Chiropractic colleges will hook you in with a motto that includes something about natural healing. Chiropractic practice is a form of medicinal relief for those who suffer from years of back pain, or other painful ailments; so you'd think that something this extensive in healing would require a doctoral degree or similar. Medical schools only take the very best candidates for their college, chiropractic schools do not. There are no background checks, no GPA pre-requisites, and no special requirements. You just have to have the tuition fee and student loans. These people are given mediocre training (at best) and then set loose on the unsuspecting public; contributing to the problems of constant back pain.
The teachers at these chiropractic colleges expect their students to cheat during their courses just to pass. They fail at teaching essential chiropractic analysis; meaning encouragement is placed on gouging the potential patient of more of their money than is typical, with undesirable tests and unnecessary x-rays. These chiropractic colleges are teaching their students how to be two-timing salesman instead of compassionate healers. While they have little hands-on-experience, demonstrations are given through charts and notes; a pathetic way to educate someone on the anatomy of the human body.
After graduation, you're fully expected to participate in at least 200 spinal adjustments and test analysis, but not on chiropractic patients. Rather you're encouraged to practice on yourself, healthy family members, and friends; completely unsupervised. Never mind the fact that you may damage their spinal cords or nerves, resulting in permanent damage. The bottom line? This career is not for someone who is serious about a career as a chiropractor. Graduates rarely see real patients and they only have a piece of paper to show for their attempt at a good education.
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