Thanks for the responses. Some good advice. I have many reasons for adding the additional degree, of which I'd rather not go into. Just so many...haha
I dont see it as "throwing" away my education by adding more credentials to my career. I've learned alot with my education and have had many good experiences being a Chiropractor, and it is part of what has made me who I am today. I have a passion for the human body and helping others.
I'm a gut feeling person, and I decided about a year ago that I don't want to run my own Chiro practice like I initially thought before pursuing the profession. I worked for other Chiro's for past 4 years, I have spoken with many Chiro's that have been around and also new ones that have their own businesses(many want out). Its not going so well for them, and its getting worse. Their are many Chiro's out there, and insurance is covering less and less. You really have to love it, and do a ton of marketing, and be motivated to build the business as well as maintain it. Plus, bending over patients all day working on muscles/cracking backs, etc really takes a toll on your body. Or you can get into the many different ways of making money, which I just don't agree with. I think their is more to life then running your own business and all the headaches, and uncertainty.
Anyways, the future in medicine looks brighter and is in much more demand, not to mention always evolving. I also have a friend that is an RN in ICU out in California, that makes 6 figures and works 3 12 hour shifts a week, and absolutly loves it. Not to mention great benefits and ability to continue education on employers wallet. Good luck finding that within Chiropractic. Obviously, its not an easy decision, but like the post before, their are other Chiro's that are making the switch and I'm sure its for similar reasons.
As for the DO route.....yea maybe, but do I really want to be a DO? Do I want to study for MCATS, pay another 150 to 200k, and lose that time away from life. Not sure..... I am weighing all 3 options.....make sense now? Thanks guys.