Sample chiropractor job description

At [Organization X], we believe that treating a person’s physical self requires an understanding of their mental, emotional, and social selves as well. We’re seeking a chiropractor who shares this view and is eager to help rebalance the bodies and lives of our patients. The ideal candidate will collaborate with physical therapists to provide integrated patient care and treat the root causes of conditions, rather than just the symptoms. As a team member, the chiropractor will work with others in delivering a comprehensive plan and ongoing care specifically designed for each patient.

Objectives of this role

  • Cultivate client retention and actively grow the practice by focusing on patient health and performance
  • Work closely with physical therapists and patients in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions (as well as in treating those who do not have symptoms) to optimize long-term wellness
  • Consult with patients by reviewing health and medical histories, asking questions, observing movements, conducting physical examinations, and reviewing X-rays, as indicated
  • Communicate effectively with patients and staff members


  • Evaluate a patient’s neuromusculoskeletal system and spine using chiropractic diagnosis to determine related conditions
  • Arrange and analyze diagnostic X-rays in order to locate the source of difficulties and to rule out fracture or disease
  • Perform manual adjustments to the spine, or other articulations of the body, to correct the musculoskeletal system
  • Educate patients about the quality-of-life benefits of routine chiropractic care and a recommended course of treatment
  • Maintain accurate and timely patient records using computer software and copious notes

Required skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field
  • Doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree from an accredited college
  • Passing score for professional examination, such as National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Licensure for location of practice
  • Full eligibility for malpractice insurance in location of practice
  • Two or more years of experience as a chiropractor

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Professional certification
  • Strong ability to manage a team