As a practicing auto accident chiropractor in Minnesota I can attest that being a chiropractor has been a rewarding, noble, and profitable profession choice. If you run your chiropractic practice right you can clear $200,000.00 per year, but it's no walk in the park. After $80,000.00 in student loans and 8 years of school you still have to run a business. Running a successful practice entails advanced management skills. After paying for your student loans, marketing, receptionist, equipment rentals, and other overhead hopefully there is some money left to pay yourself. The long days of adjusting other people's spines can be exhausting and ironically back breaking work. The reward comes with the genuine thanks I get from my clients who come in stressed out and in severe pain leaving with a smile and a deep sigh of relief.