A chiropractic assistant is a medical assistant who works under the direction of a chiropractor, and performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks to ensure a chiropractic office is running smoothly. Chiropractic medical assistant must be a positive and caring individual who loves patient care.
What do Chiropractic medical assistanst do?
- escorting patients
-reception of patients
-preparing patients for chiropractic treatment
-preparing equipment required for treatment.
The chiropractic assistant may also assist the registered practitioner:
-to lift/move patients
-with group activities
-with certain techniques, eg. cranials etc.
The chiropractic assistant may prepare, apply and monitor and remove the following treatments:
-hydro collator packs
What is the typical salary for a Chiropractic medical assistant?
Anational average salary of $36,740 per year for a chiropractic assistant.
How to become a Chiropractic medical assistant?
Many vocational schools and universities offer certificate programs for chiropractic assistants, which may also increase employment opportunities and salary