Osteopath - Salary and Career
Osteopaths and Chiropractors

Osteopath - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They treat and serve patients and clients by applying osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and performing chiropractic adjustments. Establish osteopathic and chiropractic diagnosis. They act in the orientation of patients, clients, family members and caregivers. They develop prevention, health promotion and quality of life programs. They carry out technical-scientific activities through research, specific works, organization and participation in scientific events.

How much does an Osteopath earn

A Osteopath earns between $0 and $0 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.462 and a median salary of $2.462 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 2 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Osteopath

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.462 29.544 616 16
1º Quartile 0 0 0 0
Median Salary 2.462 29.544 616 16
3º Quartile 0 0 0 0
Higher Salary 0 0 0 0

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • health professionals in integrative and complementary practices
        • osteopaths and chiropractors

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Main workplaces

Osteopaths and Chiropractors the positions of this CBO family exercise their functions in sectors whose activities refer to health and social services, teaching, research and development. In general, they work on their own, as self-employed, individually, without permanent supervision. They work in offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, clinics, indoors and during daytime hours.

What does it take to work in the field of Osteopaths and Chiropractors

For the exercise of chiropractic occupation, a higher degree in chiropractic is required. To exercise the Osteopathic occupation, osteopathic training is required according to training models systematized by the WHO for professionals with a previous degree in medicine and physiotherapy or a specific degree in osteopathy.

Functions and activities of Osteopath

Osteopaths and Chiropractors must:

  • attending patients/clients;
  • guide patients/clients;
  • attending patients/customers;
  • communicate;
  • treat patients/clients;
  • establish diagnosis;
  • treating patients/clients;
  • treat patients/clients;
  • perform technical-scientific activities;
  • advise patients/clients;
  • orienting patients/clients;
  • treating patients/clients;
  • taking care of patients/clients;
  • treating patients/clients;
  • guid patients/clients;
  • treat patients/clients;
  • exercise technical-scientific activities;
  • attending patients/clients;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • apply tests;
  • orient patients/clients;

  • Activities

    • implement actions for prevention and health promotion;
    • applying visceral and cranial manipulative techniques;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • participate in the elaboration of public health policies;
    • detect expectations of patients/clients;
    • demonstrate abstract reasoning;
    • identify primary cause of complaint;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • inform risks/limits inherent to the treatment;
    • demonstrate palpatory skill;
    • establish diagnostic hypotheses;
    • participate in educational campaigns;
    • issue certificates;
    • demonstrate accuracy;
    • diagnose osteo, arthrokinematic and visceral dysfunction;
    • supervise internships;
    • analyzing clinical documentation;
    • clarify doubts;
    • applying functional and normalizing osteopathic techniques;
    • define contraindications to the techniques;
    • apply tests of mobility of the nervous and visceral systems;
    • applying clinical semiological tests;
    • performing chiropractic adjustments;
    • establish prognosis;
    • issue reports;
    • demonstrate sensory and tactile perception;
    • advise on posture and ergonomics;
    • perform exclusion diagnoses;
    • discuss cases with other professionals;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • register data in medical records;
    • demonstrate clinical reasoning;
    • operate equipment;
    • detecting expectations of patients/customers;
    • apply neuro-orthopedic tests;
    • report;
    • analyzing complementary exams;
    • transmit security;
    • organize technical-scientific events;
    • produce explanatory material;
    • refer patients/clients to other professionals;
    • participate in the implementation of public health policies;
    • evaluate treatment results;
    • position patients/clients;
    • advise on harmful habits to health;
    • perform mobilization of the neuromusculoskeletal system;
    • discharge patients/clients;
    • evaluate functional dynamics of the meninges;
    • perform research;
    • apply visceral system motility tests;
    • work as a team;
    • evaluating the evolution of patients/clients;
    • explain procedures and techniques;
    • apply palpatory tests;
    • orienting family members and caregivers;
    • check understanding of the orientation;
    • demonstrate visual acuity;
    • guide exercises;
    • advise on eating habits;
    • delivering proprioceptive exercises;
    • perform physical examination;
    • check understanding of guidance;
    • establish chiropractic diagnosis;
    • observing general conditions of patients/customers;
    • applying osteopathic manipulative treatment (tmo);
    • apply structure/function osteopathic diagnostic models;
    • guide physical activities;
    • requesting additional exams;
    • identify integumentary and connective tissue alterations;
    • provide consultancy and advice;
    • establish osteopathic diagnosis;
    • demonstrate hand skill;
    • apply tests of active and passive mobility of the musculoskeletal system;
    • demonstrate physical balance;
    • participate in technical-scientific events;
    • set somatic dysfunctions;
    • schedule periodic return visits;
    • perform postural analysis;
    • apply biodynamic tests of the craniofacial system;
    • issue opinions;
    • coordinate research activities;
    • diagnose subluxation complex;
    • diagnose physiological and neurovegetative mechanical disorders;
    • apply biomechanical tests of the musculoskeletal system;
    • apply tests of mobility of the vascular and lymphatic system;
    • give courses and lectures;
    • perform administrative activities;
    • evaluating the quality of the health of patients;
    • write technical-scientific texts;
    • use epi;
    • research new technologies;
    • establish treatment plan;

    Sectors that hire Osteopath the most in the job market

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    • human immunization and vaccination services

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