What Does A Podiatrist Do?

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

How Do I Become A Podiatrist?

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!

What is the Average Salary For A Podiatrist?

High – 208,000
Median – 124,000
Low – 48,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Podiatrist?

  • Science – As much as possible, including chemistry, biology, physics, and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Podiatrist?

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.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Podiatrist?

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


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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