Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Chiropractors industry is expected to grow slowly due to doubt about the field's legitimacy. However, the number of people over the age of 50 is rising, supporting industry demand; additionally, healthcare reform is expanding the number of individuals with health insurance, bolstering revenue growth. In the next five years, sustained public skepticism of the industry will likely continue to limit industry growth, but chiropractors are positioned to take advantage of newfound consumer interest in complementary and alternative care. Additonally, healthcare reform will also continue to positively impact the industry, although it will drag down profit margins... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Total population distribution, proximity to chiropractic schools and government regulation are all significant factors influencing the locations of chiropractic establishments. Chiropractors tend to establish offices near chiropractic schools and population centers (particularly if the population is aged and has disposable income). Tax and insurance regulation at the state level can also influence chiropractors' location choices.
The industry's establishments are most heavily concentrated in the Southeast (21.2%) largely because the region has the greatest share of the national population. The West region is the second most heavily concentrated (17.3%), but has actually seen a slight decline due to some of the region's legislation. One.. purchase to read more