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Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby chiro » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:40 am

I have good enough GPA and scores to do either.

I have heard pros and cons to each. Some on this forum on noticed say not to do lawschool. Do you think Dr of Chiropractic is a better alternative?

Why or why not?

Do you think it would help to get both? I know there is joint MD/JD being a DC/JD might take longer, but given the choice of one, the other, or joint, what would you recommend to others and why?

Big choice obviously, seeking advise.

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby MachineLemon » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:46 am

Well, what do you like better: back-breaking work or back-cracking work?

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby lsatcrazy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:50 am

You'll be looking at briefs all day either way. Flip a coin.

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby chiro » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:59 am

I'd like to think one has to be better or worse than the other.

Which would you say (based on who you've met in life) would be a more respected profession/title?

If you meet a random stranger does Dr. sound cooler or Attorney

Does anyone think the joint idea would do any good?

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby suits00 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:04 am

LOL Nice advice about the briefs.

This really is a personal choice that only you can answer. Why don't you start by making a list for each profession, starting with the personal reasons you are interested in both, along with the positives and negatives. Do you have the prerequisites for Chiropractic school (such as all the science courses required)? Are you familiar with the coursework for both law school and chirporactic school? Are you truly equally interested in both?

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby lsatcrazy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:05 am

Big choice obviously, seeking advise.

chiro wrote:Which would you say (based on who you've met in life) would be a more respected profession/title?

If you meet a random stranger does Dr. sound cooler or Attorney


I think this is a question that only Chard could answer...

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby DreamsInDigital » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:05 am

chiro wrote:I'd like to think one has to be better or worse than the other.

Which would you say (based on who you've met in life) would be a more respected profession/title?

If you meet a random stranger does Dr. sound cooler or Attorney

Does anyone think the joint idea would do any good?


Maybe it's just me, but I really don't think which title sounds cooler should play any effect in this. I don't know anything about the salary, job availability, or job security of chiropractic but I would think that would make a difference in my decision. With that being said, which one do you see yourself enjoying more? I would assume they are both pretty difficult and can be shitty if you don't enjoy it at least a little.

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby suits00 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:12 am

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:14 am

chiro wrote:I'd like to think one has to be better or worse than the other.

Which would you say (based on who you've met in life) would be a more respected profession/title?

If you meet a random stranger does Dr. sound cooler or Attorney

Does anyone think the joint idea would do any good?

If you introduce yourself as "Dr. _______" and you're a chiropractor, you're a douche and people will laugh at you. If you want the respect that comes with being a doctor, don't become a chiropractor; everyone looks down on them.

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby chiro » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:18 am

I guess I don't get that part. I know lots of Chiropractors and everyone calls them Doc.
How's that any different than any other PhD using the title?

Bildungsroman wrote:
chiro wrote:I'd like to think one has to be better or worse than the other.

Which would you say (based on who you've met in life) would be a more respected profession/title?

If you meet a random stranger does Dr. sound cooler or Attorney

Does anyone think the joint idea would do any good?

If you introduce yourself as "Dr. _______" and you're a chiropractor, you're a douche and people will laugh at you. If you want the respect that comes with being a doctor, don't become a chiropractor; everyone looks down on them.

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby suits00 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:27 am

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby chiro » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:29 am

suits00 wrote:
chiro wrote:I'd like to think one has to be better or worse than the other.

Which would you say (based on who you've met in life) would be a more respected profession/title?

If you meet a random stranger does Dr. sound cooler or Attorney

Does anyone think the joint idea would do any good?


Holy shit.

Are you honestly basing one of the biggest decisions of your life on what "sounds cooler"? Go to therapy and work out whatever personal issues of insecurity/inadequacy you have so that you can pursue a profession that will truly make you happy rather than choose one with the most impressive title so you can hide behind it. I'm serious.


Read all the posts. The other poster said he couldn't say which was better or worse, or then I asked that.

Besides, if you were any better in life you wouldn't be here responding to posts you don't think matter on a Saturday night after midnight now would you?

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby Kabuo » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:32 am

chiro wrote:I have good enough GPA and scores to do either.



Wtf does this even mean? Anyone with a bachelors who bothered filling in bubbles on the LSAT has a spot reserved for them at some TTT.

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby suits00 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:34 am

chiro wrote:Besides, if you were any better in life you wouldn't be here responding to posts you don't think matter on a Saturday night after midnight now would you?


Wait--I think you misunderstood. I was not trying to attack you. I actually gave you some honest advice before. When it looked like you might be trying to choose a profession that sounded the coolest, I was afraid for you because I know people who have done that and it was the worst mistake they ever made.
Where else would I be on a Saturday night as I'm waiting with much anxiety for my law school decisions any day now?? It has consumed my life.
Anyway--are you familiar with the coursework of both law school and chiropractic school and do you equally enjoy both?

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby chiro » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:37 am

suits00 wrote:
chiro wrote:Besides, if you were any better in life you wouldn't be here responding to posts you don't think matter on a Saturday night after midnight now would you?


Wait--I think you misunderstood. I was not trying to attack you. I actually gave you some honest advice before. When it looked like you might be trying to choose a profession that sounded the coolest, I was afraid for you because I know people who have done that and it was the worst mistake they ever made.
Where else would I be on a Saturday night as I'm waiting with much anxiety for my law school decisions any day now?? It has consumed my life.
Anyway--are you familiar with the coursework of both law school and chiropractic school and do you equally enjoy both?


You can be nervous anywhere, and yes telling somhow "are you shitting me, seek therapy" is an attack.
As for the courseloads both seek about the same level of difficulty and everyone seems to have mixed review on both. Most people hate lawyers more than anyone else in this world, and yet some think Chiropractic is somehow "less" of a doctor than an antisocial bookworm with a PhD in advanced mathmatics.

I ask because I feel they are tied in my mind. Why else would anyone ask?

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby chiro » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:39 am

suits00 wrote:-


and this folks is why you need to quote people. "I didn't say that"......(presses erase button frantically)

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby suits00 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:41 am

I do have to learn to be more tactful and I really did not mean to offend you.

If you become a Chirporactor, you are basically limited to cracking backs for the rest of your life.

If you earn a J.D., there are many more options.
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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby suits00 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:42 am

chiro wrote:
suits00 wrote:-


and this folks is why you need to quote people. "I didn't say that"......(presses erase button frantically)


I erased my comment because I try not to curse on here. I knew that you had quoted it.

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby chiro » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:43 am

suits00 wrote:I do have to learn to be more tactful and I really did not mean to offend you.

If you become a Chirporactor, you are basically limited to cracking back for the rest of your life.

If you earn a J.D., there are many more options.


I can see that I guess. Really what more options though, court for divorse vs court for (etc)
How is that really any different than adjust this part to cure this thing, and adjust that part to cure the other thing?

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby suits00 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:44 am

chiro wrote:
suits00 wrote:I do have to learn to be more tactful and I really did not mean to offend you.

If you become a Chirporactor, you are basically limited to cracking back for the rest of your life.

If you earn a J.D., there are many more options.


I can see that I guess. Really what more options though, court for divorse vs court for (etc)
How is that really any different than adjust this part to cure this thing, and adjust that part to cure the other thing?


Would you rather work hands-on with patients or by spending a lot of time researching and legal writing?

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby chiro » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:46 am

suits00 wrote:
chiro wrote:
suits00 wrote:I do have to learn to be more tactful and I really did not mean to offend you.

If you become a Chirporactor, you are basically limited to cracking back for the rest of your life.

If you earn a J.D., there are many more options.


I can see that I guess. Really what more options though, court for divorse vs court for (etc)
How is that really any different than adjust this part to cure this thing, and adjust that part to cure the other thing?


Would you rather work hands-on with patients or by spending a lot of time researching and legal writing?


You don't think doctors have to do the medical equivalent of that? Seems like dead patients would be bad for revolving business.

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby asdflawyer » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:47 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
chiro wrote:I'd like to think one has to be better or worse than the other.

Which would you say (based on who you've met in life) would be a more respected profession/title?

If you meet a random stranger does Dr. sound cooler or Attorney

Does anyone think the joint idea would do any good?

If you introduce yourself as "Dr. _______" and you're a chiropractor, you're a douche and people will laugh at you. If you want the respect that comes with being a doctor, don't become a chiropractor; everyone looks down on them.


+1 on the douchebag comment.

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby chiro » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:48 am

asdflawyer wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
chiro wrote:I'd like to think one has to be better or worse than the other.

Which would you say (based on who you've met in life) would be a more respected profession/title?

If you meet a random stranger does Dr. sound cooler or Attorney

Does anyone think the joint idea would do any good?

If you introduce yourself as "Dr. _______" and you're a chiropractor, you're a douche and people will laugh at you. If you want the respect that comes with being a doctor, don't become a chiropractor; everyone looks down on them.


+1 on the douchebag comment.


How does a DC differ from any of the other hundreds of professions that use the title, many of whom never even see a patient?

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby suits00 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:49 am

Do you have all the prerequisites for Chiro school?

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Re: Chiropractor or Lawyer?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:50 am

chiro wrote:
asdflawyer wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
chiro wrote:I'd like to think one has to be better or worse than the other.

Which would you say (based on who you've met in life) would be a more respected profession/title?

If you meet a random stranger does Dr. sound cooler or Attorney

Does anyone think the joint idea would do any good?

If you introduce yourself as "Dr. _______" and you're a chiropractor, you're a douche and people will laugh at you. If you want the respect that comes with being a doctor, don't become a chiropractor; everyone looks down on them.


+1 on the douchebag comment.


How does a DC differ from any of the other hundreds of professions that use the title, many of whom never even see a patient?

If a person with a PhD insists on being called "Doctor" then they're a douchebag too. hth




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