Career Overview

Podiatrists treat patients who have problems related to their feet, ankles, or legs.


This career requires a lot of education! To be a podiatrist, a person must first obtain a four-year bachelor's degree in any field of study (while making sure to complete the appropriate pre-med courses). Then, one must attend a podiatric medical program for another 4 years followed by an additional 3 years of residency training. You must be ready to be in school for a long time to do this!

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$48,000 /yr
$124,000 /yr
$208,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including chemistry, biology, and physics!
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada