Chiropractors (29-1011)

Occupation description:  Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 5465 20.41 12
United States 45,20053,100 17.5790 8101,600

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 37.6815.0521.80 30.9845.2067.59
Alaska 66.6833.0436.51 47.29**
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 67.0233.7437.82 47.66**

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8313 15.730.6 25.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation7
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 25
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None