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Becoming a Chiropractor in New Mexico - NM

How to Become a Chiropractor in New Mexico

Most chiropractic schools require a minimum of a two-year degree to enter but there is an increasing trend toward the requirements including a four-year bachelor’s degree.   These schools will have thorough information on how to become a chiropractor in New Mexico.  Following completion of a four-year chiropractic program, there is a four-part exam that is administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners that must be passed before a graduate is licensed to practice chiropractic medicine in the state of New Mexico. 


An advantage to becoming a professional chiropractor is that you will most likely be self-employed or partnered with another chiropractor.  Statistics show that most chiropractors are self-employed while a small number work in a research capacity, or are employed by clinics or hospitals.  If working in a hospital sounds good to you, there are some exceptional facilities located throughout New Mexico.  These include Saint Vincent Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital and Memorial Medical Center. 

When first out of school it might behoove you to secure a position working in a clinic or group practice to gain experience and knowledge from chiropractors with many years of experience.  Not only will you be able to take the information gained there and apply it to your patients when you start your own practice, but you will build many professional relationships with your co-workers that will prove invaluable over the course of your career.

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