Career Details

Podiatrist

Career Overview

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

Education

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:
Median:
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!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Most podiatrists work in offices of podiatry, either on their own or with other podiatrists. Some work in group practices with other physicians or specialists. Others work in private and public hospitals and outpatient care centers.

Schools
References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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