How long does it take to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine?

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asked Apr 27, 2020 in Higher Education (university +) by veuvegirl (340 points)
How long does it take to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine?

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answered Apr 27, 2020 by linda (29,770 points)
The length of time that it takes to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine is around 8 years.

So you need at least 8 years of college and study to become qualified and graduate as a doctor of osteopathic medicine.

Doctors of osteopathic medicine complete at least 4 years of medical school and then they complete internships, residencies and fellowships.

So be prepared to take at least 8 years to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine.

Osteopathy and Chiropractic are similar as they work to help relieve pain in the body.

However the main difference between Osteopathy and Chiropractic is that the Chiropractor mainly focuses on the spine to help relieve pain however they might focus a little on the muscles and other parts of the body depending on the chiropractors specialization and experience.

Osteopathy or an Osteopath works on the whole body to relieve pain and also works on the spine.

Going to an Osteopath instead of a Chiropractor is usually better especially if you have pain in other areas of your body other than your spine.

Being a chiropractor is a pretty good career choice.

However a chiropractor doesn't usually earn all that much money especially if they are working for themselves as a chiropractor.

The average chiropractor earns around $70,000.00 per year and if they work for themselves as a chiropractor then they may only earn $40,000.00 to $50,000.00 per year.

That is especially if you don't get a whole lot of clients.

A doctor usually earns more money but not everyone is made to be a doctor and being a chiropractor is usually easier than becoming a regular doctor.

Depending on where the doctor is working and the doctors experience the average salary for a doctor is between $70,000.00 to $250,000.00 depending on the type of doctor as well.

The average doctor working in a doctors office earns between $70,000.00 to $100,000.00 per year especially when starting out.

But some other doctors may earn a higher salary especially if they work in a larger more populated city.

If you want to earn the most as a doctor you should get a lot of experience and apply for working as a doctor in places such as a large city.

The more people the more people you have to work on as a doctor and the higher salary you can earn.

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