December 2009 Chiropractor Career Report

December 2009 is on its way out and January 2010 is quickly approaching. While chiropractors throughout the world will take time off during the holidays, adjusting Santa Claus and family, the topic of chiropractor careers and chiropractic employment will be back in the forefront when the new year kicks in. Scanning chiropractic classifieds posted during the past week, I expected to see several related to associate positions and vacation coverage, but I didn’t realize there were so many work opportunities available for licensed doctors of chiropractic. In a single screenshot from a chiropractors classified advertising RSS feed, I noticed several offices that were hiring, along with a couple of individuals posting their availability to work as associates.

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Receives Federal Stimulus Funds

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), has awarded a supplemental grant to the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) for its clinical study on the relationship between back pain and possible abnormal function of the supportive muscles in the back. The PCCR is located on the campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

DC Thots on Swine Flu Pandemic Planning

It’s a flu-for-all out there. War has been declared on the swine flu by governments around the world. The H1N1 swine flu virus is most notable for its tendency to be drearily lackluster, tame and below average as influenza goes, but on June 11, 2009 the World Health Organization (WHO) pushed the hyper-panic button for the swine flu anyway, triggering a global chain reaction of emergency medical preparations.

Chiro Classified Ad Headings and Tips

Even in the summer time, chiropractors are posting six or more advertisements per day, on the classified ad pages of the planet chiropractic website. Those numbers tend to increase when school activities resume in September and offices get back to business as usual for the autumn months. I’ve been paying attention to the various categories doctors and staff are posting ads to and I wanted to bring some attention to things that may be important for you to know when placing chiropractic classified advertisements online.

Prospective Chiropractic Student Has Questions

Questions about functions on the Planet Chiropractic website and concerns regarding the future of healthcare reimbursement in the United States, something I received via e-mail and I thought would be good to share on the site. A visitor writes… “I found your site via Google. First, To bring to your attention, there is a problem with your site when I click on “chiropractic schools”. When I click on it, a FATAL ERROR screen appears. I’ve attempted to click on that link on numerous computers and have gotten the same FATAL ERROR screen numerous times. So I’m thinking the problem may be on your end.”

2009 July 1 Chiropractor Classifieds

The month of June featured lots of new chiropractic classified advertisements placed in the categories of practices for sale, chiropractic jobs, employment opportunities, and equipment for sale by private parties. Nearly all the practices for sale are listed in the United States, but there are some in Canada as well, and even some practices listed internationally. The Associates job wanted and job available categories have been fairly active during the month of June, and will likely continue to be so throughout the summer. Those using the categories for selling chiropractic products online once again advised to use common sense and be alert to potential scams.

June Hands On Classifieds 2009

Rolling out classified advertising for 1 June, with what’s been posted to chiropractic classifieds in recent days. Summer is on its way, graduation ceremonies and Father’s Day take place this month, and there’s lots of activities for people to focus on, other than buying or selling practices, and seeking chiropractic employment. It is early to say if there will be a drop in advertisements placed for the summertime season, although we do tend to see a bit less activity in July and August each year. Searches for chiropractic jobs are at an all-time 10 year high, so this may be the first year there is no decline in summer advertising. Only time will tell. Enjoy your June!

Chiropractor Bernie Furshpan Turns Comedian

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 67% of American workers don’t like their jobs. People start working when they are 16 to 18 and don’t stop until they are 65 or older. Careers chosen at 18 may not be appropriate when they turn 50. Changing careers is a well-established fact of employment. Vincent Van Gogh, the impressionist painter, was a schoolmaster, student priest missionary and art dealer before he became a painter. The days of retiring to Florida are long gone. Dr. Bernie Furshpan retired, made that dramatic career change and now he’s poking fun at his experiences.