Chiropractic among 10 best jobs for people who want to make the world a better place

Chiropractic among 10 best jobs for people who want to make the world a better place

When it comes to the “best jobs for people who want to make the world a better place,” chiropractic ranks among the top 10, according to the results of a survey by PayScale.com published in May 2015.

The online salary, benefits and compensation-information company analyzed thousands of job titles to identify “the best jobs for do-gooders”–and after scrutinizing all the data, chiropractic was number seven on the list.

This report dovetails with Palmer College of Chiropractic’s current national recruitment advertising campaign, which features Palmer alumni talking about how chiropractors change lives.

It comes on the heels of a number of recent positive studies by national firms such as the Brookings Institution, which published a study in May 2015 listing Palmer in the top four of “colleges with highest value added with respect to loan repayment.” In March 2015, MarketWatch.com named chiropractic No. 1 of the 10 professions with the most job security in part because of its extremely low unemployment rate.

According to PayScale’s report, “Workers in these jobs are amongst the most likely to say that their jobs make the world a better place, and they earn more than the median salary for workers in the United States.”

In its summary overview about the chiropractic profession, PayScale notes, “If you think you feel good after a visit to the chiropractor, he or she reports feeling even better. Ninety-four percent of chiropractors report a high sense of job meaning.”

The results of PayScale’s report garnered national media coverage, including a feature article on the online news site, HuffingtonPost.

“The majority of the people in the profession whom I’ve met during my 30-year career were drawn to chiropractic for something more than merely making a living, they were inspired by something bigger: to make a difference,” said Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., president, Palmer College’s San Jose campus.

“This report further validates the personal and professional satisfaction of ‘making a difference’ in the quality of life for their patients that our alumni enjoy and experience each day in practice.”