(NewsUSA) – Which jobs will be in demand in the coming years?
It’s a question that’s taken on greater urgency as the cost of higher education continues to rise much faster than incomes. And while no one’s recommending choosing a career based solely on market factors, a lot more philosophy majors might be employed today if they’d paid attention.
“Not all (college) degrees are created equal,” a report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce concluded.
One career that’s considered golden: doctors of chiropractic.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Handbook, chiropractic employment is expected to rise 28 percent through 2020 — much faster than the average for all jobs.
For those unaware, today’s chiropractors are at the frontline in providing non-invasive, drug-free relief from everything from back pain to migraines to a host of lifestyle issues. And while there’s a high degree of both personal and patient satisfaction, the educational requirements are among the most stringent of all health care professionals.
The typical applicant at an accredited chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, physics, psychology, organic and inorganic chemistry, and related lab work. He or she is then looking at four or five years of professional study in the healing sciences that in some cases — including anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation and nutrition — are even more intensive than that of medical doctors.
There’s also a minimum one-year, clinical-based program involving actual patient care. “That’s because of the hands-on nature of the profession and the intricate adjusting techniques that must be learned to help patients,” says Gerard Clum of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.
For more information, visit www.considerchiropractic.org, or watch this video at http://youtu.be/wC1Nf0prgGs.