ALUMNI TESTIMONIAL: JULIE SPOOKER
I was able to do my Bachelor’s Degree completely online while working 56-hour weeks and still completed multiple diploma programs and certifications simultaneously. It hasn’t been easy doing all that I do, but I am hoping to transition into a new or extended career after graduation and go for my Master’s Degree. Don’t wait until the time is right…the time is now! Julie Spooker
Combining medical office administration with direct patient care, this career makes you an integral part of a chiropractic office.
Chiropractors rely on technicians for assistance with running the chiropractic office as well as working with patients. Typical duties for chiropractic technicians include patient registration and scheduling, managing chiropractic equipment and supplies, handling medical billing and coding, answering phones, verifying insurance, recording vital signs, and teaching patients to follow the chiropractic plans and goals for recovery and good health. Technicians may also take x-rays, assist chiropractors during exams, and conduct re-exams for patients who receive continual care.
Also called chiropractic assistants, chiropractic technicians are typically employed by a chiropractor, a clinic comprised of several chiropractors, integrated health and wellness centers, rehabilitation facilities, and pain management centers.
Is a career in chiropractic technician right for you?
It could be, if you:
- Like working with people
- Are interested in health issues
- Like problem-solving
- Understand and practice empathy
- Are a team player
- Are patient
- Enjoy office duties
- Have an aptitude for technology
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ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN CHIROPRACTIC TECHNICIAN
DIPLOMA IN CHIROPRACTIC TECHNICIAN
As part of this program, you will be prepared to take several industry exams:
- Wisconsin students: The Herzing University associate of science in chiropractic technician program has been approved by the Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board and the Department of Safety and Professional Services, which enables program graduates to apply for certification to work as a chiropractic technician in Wisconsin.
- Nebraska students: Limited Radiography Exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The exam fee is included in tuition for one exam attempt. This industry credential is required in the state of Nebraska for any professional who takes radiographic images (x-ray).
- Certified Chiropractic Professional Coder (CCPC) exam through the AAPC – graduates will have a foundation for which to study for this certification proving advanced insurance coding knowledge for chiropractic services.
*Where noted, exam fees are included in tuition for the first exam attempt when taken as part of the program; any fees required for additional attempts will be the student’s responsibility.