Podiatrists

By Megan Rebholz

Type of Work

Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery involving the lower extremities.

Average Salary

$116,440

Where Do They Work?

  • hospitals
  • offices of podiatry
  • group practices

Responsibilities

  • perform foot and ankle surgeries
  • prescribe medications
  • diagnose foot, ankle, and lower leg problems

Demand/Growth

23% increase in jobs


2,400 new jobs in the next 10 years

Education Needed

  • a DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medecine)
  • 3 years undergraduate education
  • 3 year residency program