BC Chiropractors' Career Challenges
Advice from a BC practitioner on their chiropractic journey so far: “There were lots of situations where I felt I needed some guidance. I love my job, but I don't make much money doing this.”
Below are the most common scenarios and suggested solutions, new chiropractors face when starting their career.
Overcoming Financial Difficulties
Advice from a BC practitioner: “Advisors helped me set a structure from the start and taught me to take the business end of practicing seriously.”
BCCA understands that you already have a large debt and that’s why, thanks to all members, the cost is subsidized for the first three years of your membership. If you reviewed the challenges chiropractors face (above) and still not convinced that a career advisor is worth the investment, let’s see if you know what to do in the following situations:
- What happens when you decide to leave or the contractual party moves/retires? (Hint: Ask a Business Lawyer)
- Lawyers ensure the lease is legal but are the terms favorable to your long-term goals? (Hint: Ask BCCA)
- How to deal with patient records privacy and expectations as a DC? (Hint: Ask a Health Care Lawyer)
- How to know if you have enough cash flow to lease or own a practice? (Hint: Ask an Accountant)
Sometimes we think about the clauses that affect us now, and not the ones that could affect us later (e.g. "What happens when I leave?", "What if the building owner leaves?"). Understanding 80% of the contract isn’t sufficient. Don’t forget there are HPA laws which applies to chiropractors. If you are unsure which career advisor does what, please continue below to the 'Success starts with career advice.' section to learn about and understand each role.
Throughout the pages of our Member Centre, you will see references to consult with career advisors such as health care and business lawyers before signing a contract and the reasons why to do so. Furthermore, you will find many important tips on what a new DC grad should look out for and not an actual legal advice.