All About Podiatrists
Example of Podiatrist Job Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.
List of Podiatrist Job Duties
- Treat deformities using mechanical methods, such as whirlpool or paraffin baths, and electrical methods, such as short wave and low voltage currents.
- Perform administrative duties, such as hiring employees, ordering supplies, or keeping records.
- Diagnose diseases and deformities of the foot using medical histories, physical examinations, x-rays, and laboratory test results.
- Educate the public about the benefits of foot care through techniques such as speaking engagements, advertising, and other forums.
- Treat bone, muscle, and joint disorders affecting the feet and ankles.
- Advise patients about treatments and foot care techniques necessary for prevention of future problems.
What Every Podiatrist Should Know
Below is a list of the skills most Podiatrists say are important on the job.
Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Other Podiatrist Job Titles
- Foot Orthopedist
- Podiatric Medicine Doctor (DPM)
- Doctor Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
- Foot Specialist
What Kind of Podiatrist Job Opportunities Are There?
In 2016, there was an estimated number of 11,000 jobs in the United States for Podiatrist. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 10.9% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,200 new jobs for Podiatrist by 2026. There will be an estimated 700 positions for Podiatrist per year.
The states with the most job growth for Podiatrist are Utah, Maryland, and Nebraska. Watch out if you plan on working in Mississippi, Kansas, or Rhode Island. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
The salary for Podiatrists ranges between about $52,060 and $208,000 a year.
Podiatrists who work in Nebraska, Rhode Island, or Wisconsin, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Podiatrists in different U.S. states.
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$152,520|
Tools & Technologies Used by Podiatrists
Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Podiatrists may use on a daily basis:
- Web browser software
- Microsoft Access
- Email software
- Word processing software
How to Become a Podiatrist
What education is needed to be a Podiatrist?
How many years of work experience do I need?
Below are examples of industries where Podiatrists work:
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