CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Chiropractors

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Chiropratic
Benchmark Title: Chiropractors
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment. Perform a series of manual adjustments to the spine, or other articulations of the body, to correct the musculoskeletal system.
 
Evaluate the functioning of the neuromuscularskeletal system and the spine using systems of chiropractic diagnosis.
 
Diagnose health problems by reviewing patients' health and medical histories, questioning, observing and examining patients, and interpreting x-rays.
 
Maintain accurate case histories of patients.
 
Advise patients about recommended courses of treatment.
 
Obtain and record patients' medical histories.
 
Analyze x-rays to locate the sources of patients' difficulties and to rule out fractures or diseases as sources of problems.
 
Counsel patients about nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, stress management, and other matters.
 
Arrange for diagnostic x-rays to be taken.
 
Consult with and refer patients to appropriate health practitioners when necessary.
 
Suggest and apply the use of supports such as straps, tapes, bandages, and braces if necessary.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Chiropratic
Benchmark Title: Chiropractors
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Chiropratic
Benchmark Title: Chiropractors
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Chiropratic
Benchmark Title: Chiropractors
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Chiropratic
Benchmark Title: Chiropractors
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
ACOM Solutions RAPID EMR Medical software
 
Acrendo A.I.med Medical software
 
Addison Health Systems WritePad EMR Systems Medical software
 
Advantage Software Chiropractic Advantage Medical software
 
Billing software Accounting software
 
BioEx Systems Exercise Pro - Active Care Medical software
 
ChiroSoft Medical software
 
Chirocere software Medical software
 
ClaKen Software DC-PowerNotes Medical software
 
DataCom Software Business Products M.I.S. Clinic Medical software
 
DocumentPlus Medical software
 
E-Z BIS Office Medical software
 
EON Systems TPS Medical software
 
EZClaim Accounting software
 
EZnotes Medical software
 
Electro Meridian Imaging EMI diagnostic software Medical software
 
Electronic medical record EMR software Medical software
 
GalacTek ECLIPSE Medical software
 
InPhase Technologies Group InPhase Concept Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Life Systems Software ChiroSuite software Medical software
 
MRX Solutions OfficeMaster Medical software
 
MediNotes e Medical software
 
MicroFour PracticeStudio.NET EMR Medical software
 
PPT4Drs Quixote Medical software
 
Practice management software PMS Medical software
 
PracticePRO Software Systems QuickPractice Medical software
 
Pulse Software ChiroPulse Advanced Medical software
 
Quick Notes Q'Notes EMR Medical software
 
Scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
 
Software Motif MyEMR Medical software
 
Softworx Solutions ChiroWrite Medical software
 
Trillium Technology ProScribe Medical software
 
Versatile Software Systems For Chiropractors Only Medical software
 
Adjustment tables Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Arthrodial protractors Protractors
 
Babinski percussion hammers Reflex hammers or mallets
 
Balance boards Balance beams or boards or bolsters or rockers for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Biofeedback equipment Electromyography EMG units or accessories
 
Blood pressure cuffs Blood pressure cuff kits
 
Carpal traction systems Hand or finger traction supplies
 
Cervical chairs Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Cervical collars Cervical collars or neck braces
 
Cervical restoration traction systems Head or neck traction supplies
 
Cervical traction devices Head or neck traction supplies
 
Continuous passive motion CPM machines Continuous passive motion CPM devices or accessories
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Discriminators Physiological recorders
 
Drop tables Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Dynamometers Dynamometers
 
Electrical stimulation equipment Electrotherapy combination units
 
Electromyographs Electromyography EMG units or accessories
 
Electronic patient thermometers Electronic medical thermometers
 
Elliptical trainers Pedal exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Fluidotherapy equipment Extremity hydrotherapy baths or tanks
 
Foot orthotics Orthotics or foot care products
 
Free weights Weights or sets or accessories for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Functional capacity evaluation FCE systems Cognitive or dexterity or perceptual or sensory evaluation or testing products
 
Goniometers Goniometers
 
Hand dynamometers Dynamometers
 
Hydraulic pinch gauges Pressure indicators
 
Inclinometers Physiological recorders
 
Infrared baker lamps Infrared lamps
 
Knee-chest tables Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Low-level laser units Lasers
 
Lumbar support braces Back or lumbar or sacral orthopedic softgoods
 
Lumbar traction systems Pelvis or back traction supplies
 
Massage units Electric vibrators for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Measurement calipers Calipers
 
Mechanical stethoscopes Mechanical stethoscopes or accessories
 
Medical tuning forks Medical tuning forks
 
Medical x ray buckys Medical x ray buckys
 
Medical x ray filters Medical x ray apparatus filters
 
Medical x ray units Medical x ray units for general diagnostic use
 
Motorized flexion distraction tables Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Muscle stimulators Neuromuscular stimulators or kits
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Ophthalmoscopes Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
 
Otoscopes Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
 
Overdoor cervical traction devices Head or neck traction supplies
 
Paraffin baths Therapeutic paraffin baths or accessories
 
Pelvic benches Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Pelvic traction equipment Pelvis or back traction supplies
 
Piezo stimulators Piezo electric crystals
 
Pinwheels Medical diagnostic pinwheels
 
Plumb lines Plumb bobs
 
Pocket personal computers PC Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Reflex hammers Reflex hammers or mallets
 
Resistive exercise bands Resistive exercise bands or putty or tubing or accessories for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Rhinoscopes Nasopharyngoscopes or accessories
 
Short wave diathermy devices Short wave diathermy units
 
Snellen eye charts Eye charts or vision cards
 
Spinal unloading therapy systems Pelvis or back traction supplies
 
Stair climbers Climbing devices for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Stationary bicycles Pedal exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Tablet computers Tablet computers
 
Therapeutic balls Therapeutic balls or accessories
 
Therapeutic hot packs Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
 
Therapeutic ice packs Therapeutic ice packs or pillows
 
Traction tables Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation units
 
Treadmills Treadmill exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Ultrasound machines Ultrasonic therapy apparatus or supplies
 
Upper extremity testing/strengthening systems Weight machines for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Vibratory therapy equipment Electric vibrators for rehabilitation or therapy
 
X ray cassettes Medical x ray film or cassettes for general use
 
X ray collimators X ray diffraction equipment
 
X ray development equipment Medical imaging wet darkroom or daylight processors
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Chiropratic
Benchmark Title: Chiropractors
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Doctoral Degree
 
Related Work Experience None
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Chiropratic
Benchmark Title: Chiropractors
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Chiropractic Doctor (DC)
Chiropractic Neurologist
Chiropractic Physician
Chiropractor
Doctor of Chiropractic
Physician
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Chiropratic
Benchmark Title: Chiropractors
 
 
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