Rebecca Warnecke, D.C., says chiropractic is a health-care profession with purpose, where patients fall in love with you because of the way you change their lives for the better.
Chiropractic offers many different career avenues in addition to private practice, like research, pediatrics, orthopedics, sports, or neurology, just to name a few.
If I was speaking with a student in some kind of health care profession, or just a college student in general, the biggest thing I'd like them to know about entering the chiropractic profession and entering education here, especially at Palmer, is to realize that education isn't everything.
What matters is that you're doing something that you'll enjoy doing later in life. You want to make sure that your profession is setting you up not only for success, which chiropractic does do, but you're entering a profession where you get to help people every single day. You have purpose.
And your patients are going to fall in love with you and the way you're going to change their lives. And that was the biggest key thing for me choosing chiropractic over other health-care professions. I wanted to be that doctor that patients felt comfortable with. I wanted to be that doctor that patients enjoyed going to see. And so chiropractic definitely lets you do that.
There's a lot of different avenues you can take with chiropractic. If you're interested in research, if you're interested in orthopedics, if you're interested in extremity work. There's so many avenues you can take. And I think that's really important for students to realize.