The “health in your hands” discipline of chiropractic is adding providers to keep up with rapid growth in patient numbers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-11 Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, states that for the health care practice of chiropractic, “employment is growing much faster than average” and “job prospects should be good.”
Although it has been around for a long time, the unique treatments and focus on the health of the complete individual offered by the science, philosophy and art of chiropractic have been growing steadily in popularity over the past two decades.
This exponential interest is no surprise to the educational institutions that train chiropractors, who have been ramping up their programs for some time. The Los Angeles campus of Cleveland Chiropractic College — an institution which has been training chiropractors for nearly a century — now offers several degree choices, including Doctor of Chiropractic, Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and an Associate of Arts in Biological Sciences.
“There are many reasons students choose CCC in Los Angeles,” says Ashley Cleveland, M.A., D.C., who is provost of the Cleveland Colleges, a fifth-generation chiropractor and the great-granddaughter of the college’s founder. “Our chiropractic students are passionate about helping people live healthy lives, and see a chiropractic career as an opportunity to marry their passion and their work.”
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, you have the freedom to choose where and how you will live and work, and experience the genuine gratitude of the men, women, and children whose lives you change through chiropractic care.
“Many students come to CCC to complete their undergraduate science degrees in an accelerated atmosphere,” Cleveland said. “We like to say that our degrees will power your future.”
Both the Kansas City and Los Angeles campuses of Cleveland Chiropractic College are on the leading edge of education in the health care professions, offering prerequisite physical and life science course in accelerated eight-week intervals. And the learning environment is similarly upbeat: Cleveland’s Los Angeles campus is just off the Hollywood Freeway, near Melrose Avenue and the 90210 restaurants and shops, so training for one of the fastest-growing health care professions happens in one of L.A.’s hippest areas.