An online chiropractor may be more of a luxury than a necessity in some parts of Ireland.
In other parts of the country, the opposite is true.
Online school tuition provider, the International School of Chiropractic, is offering its graduates a free online diploma.
The school, based in Dublin, has received more than 4,000 applications and is expecting to receive 10 applications for its online degree program this year.
“This is a really big opportunity for the students,” said Michael O’Neill, executive director of International School.
“If they’re able to go and apply to this degree, and if they’ve got the experience, they’re ready to take on the world.”
Online school diploma students who have been accepted to the school will be able to start at an average of $30,000, which will give them an opportunity to learn how to get a better deal for their money.
O’Brien said he expected the students to have an excellent quality of life.
“We’re looking at students who can have a real positive impact on the communities and the schools, and hopefully that will lead to higher salaries for the graduates,” he said.
The company’s graduates will also have access to its training programs, which include a master’s degree in chiropractics.
O’sneen said the program is aimed at giving students a chance to make money, and the degree will help them further their education.
“The degree has the potential to be a real career-boosting investment, which is why we think it’s a really good investment for a number of students,” he added.
It’s an attractive option for those seeking a career in chiropractor’s office, but O’Reilly said it’s not a perfect fit for everyone.
“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done to make the online diploma program viable, and that’s why we’ve chosen to offer the diploma to a large number of applicants,” he explained.
Oateson said the students in the program would not be able be expected to work full-time, as they would need to complete the training to become a licensed chiropractor.
O’mann said he believes that many of the students would be better off if they were doing their part to help others, such as in other fields.
“I don’t think it makes sense for the student to have to pay for the degree, but if the student wants to help people, then I think they can,” he concluded.