How to Make Your Next Chiropractic Assistant Hire

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Last updated at 09-16-2020 18:49:26



More than 4,108 companies advertise 9,174 Chiropractic Assistant jobs on SimplyHired and its partner sites each year. After analyzing job postings and salary information from these companies, as well as direct job seeker feedback, we’ve compiled a list of insights to show you how to attract and hire your next Chiropractic Assistant most efficiently.

Hiring Process

In the past quarter, we’ve seen 2,977 job posts from 1,873 employers in the United States. This is a increase of 56.4% compared to the previous quarter. On average, there are 247 Chiropractic Assistant job seekers for every active Chiropractic Assistant job, which shows that it is an employer's market.

Writing a Job Description

In the past quarter, Receptionist, Customer Service Representative, Administrative Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Front Desk Agent, Medical Assistant, Chiropractic Assistant, Office Assistant, Call Center Representative, and Front Desk Manager seem to be the most sought after jobs amongst the Chiropractic Assistant candidates in the United States. This is pretty consistent compared to the same data in the last 6 quarters. If you use one of these currently popular titles in the job description, you'll likely be able to attract a lot more candidates to apply.

For the Chiropractic Assistant candidates who are actively applying to jobs in this same period, we see that 11.2% of the active Chiropractic Assistant candidates have less than 3 years of experience, 23.2% have between 3-5 years of experience, 33.7% have 6-10 years of experience, and 31.9% have over 10 years of experience. The average years of experience has shifted from an estimated 6.9 years to 6.7 years. If you're posting a job in today's market, expect candidates with about the same experience level to apply to your job compared to the last 2 quarters.

In the previous quarter, the most popular skills that employers are looking for include communication skills, customer service, Spanish, computer skills, bilingualism, English, multilingualism, medical office experience, Microsoft Excel, and front desk. Demand for English, bilingualism, Spanish, multilingualism, communication skills, computer skills, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, customer service, and medical office experience has significantly increased. If you are looking for a Chiropractic Assistant with a similar skill set, be sure to follow industry best practices in skill requirements.

Job posts with salary information received about 1.1 as many applies as those without it. In the past quarter, less than 55.5% of the job posts displayed salary information. By adding salary information to your job posting, you could potentially increase the number of applicants by approximately 10.0%.

Example Chiropractic Assistant responsibilities

  • Taking and transcribing patients' medical histories
  • Greeting patients and preparing them for examination
  • Preparing treatment rooms and equipment
  • Providing treatment to patients, adjusting spinal vertebrae and other bones to relieve tension
  • Maintaining patient records and explaining or demonstrating exercises and postural changes


Active Recruiting

When reaching out to candidates, it’s best to understand where to look. We’ve identified hiring trends in states as well as companies regularly hiring for Chiropractic Assistant positions. This should provide a good place to start looking for qualified candidates. According to our data in the last quarter: Florida, Texas, California, Illinois, and North Carolina are the states that have the highest demand for Chiropractic Assistants. Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, and Illinois are where most job seekers are searching for Chiropractic Assistant jobs. If we look at the Chiropractic Assistant to job ratio, West Virginia, Arizona, Alaska, Vermont, and Montana have the lowest number of Chiropractic Assistant applicants per job. Hawaii, Rhode Island, Connecticut, South Carolina, and Alabama have the most active Chiropractic Assistant job seekers per job.

Passive Recruiting

While actively recruiting candidates for your role, you should also post your job to SimplyHired. By posting for free and paying only for the qualified applicants you want, your post will automatically go to a network of job boards to reach millions of qualified candidates. With SimplyHired, it doesn’t end with the post. You can track your applicants throughout the hiring process with our simple and easy to use Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Review Candidates

In the last quarter, we estimate there are 734,746 job seekers interested in Chiropractic Assistant opportunities in the United States. That’s a 49.8% increase compared to the previous quarter with 490,518 active job seekers. Around 11.2% of the active Chiropractic Assistant candidates have less than 3 years of experience, over 23.2% have between 3-5 years of experience, 33.7% have 6-10 years of experience, and 31.9% have over 10 years of experience. The average experience level of the available Chiropractic Assistant candidates is 6.7 years. Active candidates in the Chiropractic Assistant profession most commonly have high school diplomas, followed by associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees. When setting education requirements for your position, aligning with the industry standard makes it easier to find potential candidates. Application rates indicate that Chiropractic Assistant candidates are likely experiencing a market in which applicants have less negotiating power. From an employer perspective, you'll have a greater selection of candidates to choose from and may want to invest in automated screening tools.

Interviewing Candidates

Interview Process

*Self-reported data collected from 2,213 Chiropractic Assistants from 1/1/2020 to 6/30/2020, via online employer reviews for companies including Heuser Chiropractic, COLUCCI CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS, Palmercare Chiropractic, Pray Chiropractic, Carolina Chiropractic Plus, Arrowhead Clinic, Back to Health Chiropractic, ADVANCED CHIROPRACTIC, Auth Chiropractic and Vitality Center, and Path Medical.

After analyzing post-interview data from Chiropractic Assistant candidates in the last 6 months, we see more than 53.8% of the candidates self-reported being hired within 1 to 2 days. Around 94.2% of the candidates for this job reported being hired within 2 weeks. If your process takes longer than 2 weeks in the recent market, you'll likely lose these candidates to other employers. Most of the Chiropractic Assistant candidates are expecting a on-site interview, phone call/screening, group interview, and background check. Most employers do not require a written test or drug test. If you are trying to hire your next Chiropractic Assistant quickly, consider simplifying and streamlining the hiring process. As for the interview experience, more than 77.9% of the candidates had a good or great interview experience, and more than 54% of the candidates thought that the interview leaned more towards easy.

Example Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to work at [Chiropractic clinic name]?
  • What do you like best about your job?
  • What interests you most about this position?
  • Which of the following qualities are you best at doing? Communicating Organizing Adaptability Willingness to help others

Final Review and Offer

Reference Check

Checking references is a quick and easy way to check for any red flags that didn’t arise to this point in the hiring process. Great insights can be provided by former colleagues and employers.

Crafting an Offer: Salary and Benefits

The average Chiropractic Assistant salary offered by employers increased for 2 out of 6 consecutive quarters in the United States. In the last quarter, we see a decrease of 7% from $31,264.4 to $28,971.01 compared to the quarter before, which is the biggest decrease in the past 6 quarters. For Chiropractic Assistant positions, the most common benefits job seekers reported being offered by employers include: discounts by 65.2%, healthcare insurance by 30.4%, paid time off by 30.4%, a 401k plan by 21.7%, dental insurance by 21.7%, vision insurance by 21.7%, and stock options/grants by 4.3%. While still relatively rare, more and more employers now offer flexibility benefits, including location variety, maternity leave, paternity leave, sabbaticals, somewhat remote, flexible working hours, mostly remote, and fully remote, to attract and retain Chiropractic Assistant candidates to their organization.

Background Check and Drug Test

According to self-reported job seeker feedback, 15.1% of the employers conducted a background check, and 5.0% of the employers conducted a drug test prior to the hiring of their Chiropractic Assistant candidates.


When you’re ready to hire a Chiropractic Assistant, SimplyHired is here to help with your next steps. Our Human Resources Information System (HRIS) provides onboarding tools and other essential HR tools. From document signing to time off tracking, our HRIS will help you seamlessly move a Chiropractic Assistant candidate through the hiring and onboarding process.

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