Learn about the types of people who become chiropractors. This page goes into detail about the ethnic and gender ratio of the workplace.


Ethnic Minority Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of chiropractors are White, making up 78% of the population. The next highest segments are East Asian and Black or African American, making up 6% and 6% respectively.


Employment Type Mix, 2019

86% of chiropractors work in full-time roles while 14% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2019

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a chiropractor. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming chiropractors at a ratio of 1.25 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2019

42% of chiropractors are female and 58% are male.


Gender Bias, 2019

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a chiropractor and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a chiropractor and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming a chiropractor than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.