Chiropractic Technician

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

What are the career opportunities in this field?

Chiropractic technicians are relied upon heavily by chiropractors to assist with both the clerical duties of the office and direct patient care. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to seek entry-level employment in this field.

Position titles include:

  • Chiropractic Technician
  • Chiropractic Assistant
  • Chiropractic Office Manager
  • Chiropractic Radiographic Technician

In some states, specific certification is required. Herzing University’s chiropractic programs will prepare you to take these necessary certifications.

Work Environment

Chiropractic technicians typically work 40-hours per week with full benefits (such as 401(k), paid vacation, and medical/dental insurance), although part-time and weekend shifts are often available.

What certification/licensure does this program prepare you for?

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.

What is the program title, length, and content?

In this program, you will learn how to manage the day-to-day operations of the chiropractic office as well as assist in the examination and follow-up care of patients.

Chiropractic Technician Program Comparison Chart

Program availability varies by location.

Program Credits Months
Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technician 62 20
Diploma in Chiropractic Technician 44 12

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Diploma in Chiropractic Technician

The program includes anatomy and physiology courses, medical office management courses such as medical billing and coding and healthcare law and ethics, and patient care skills training such as basic massage and x-ray. An internship is also included for real-world learning. (The diploma program is offered at the Omaha campus only.) Download Program Course Sheet

Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technician

This program is identitical to the diploma, but adds the general education courses in order for graduates to have a well-rounded education to assist in building critical thinking, communication, and other important skills. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Graduates from the Associate of Science in Chirporactic Technician can transfer their credits directly into this program and learn the business and management skills that are required for a leadership position in the healthcare field. Students enrolling in this program must have a completed associate-level degree in a healthcare field. Download Program Course Sheet

Which locations offer this program?

Brookfield Campus
Omaha Campus