Podiatrists

General Information

Description

Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Self-employed47.08%
  2. Private, for profit38.13%
  3. Private, not for profit8.56%
  4. Federal government4.53%
  5. State and local government1.70%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of podiatrists is projected to grow 2 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 900 openings for podiatrists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$134,300

Military salary*

$119,442

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State-by-state Salary

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$201,680
$82,450
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-doctoral training 46%
  • Doctoral degree 25%
  • First professional degree 12%
  • High school 7%
  • Post-secondary certificate 7%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Clerical

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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