Chiropractors can work independently in their own private practice or as a part of a larger group practice. Some may work in hospitals or larger clinics, and some go on to teach at chiropractic colleges. Approximately 44% of chiropractors in the US are self-employed. The demand for chiropractors is on the rise, so job security and opportunities look promising for those in the field. While chiropractic care is needed in all types of communities, there are often more chiropractors practicing closer to where there is a school of chiropractic medicine. This is true around the world. An enterprising new chiropractor may just need to move to a new area to have a wide base of patients with little competition.