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Podiatrists

Podiatrists (formerly known as chiropodists) diagnose and treat ailments and abnormalities of the human foot and lower limb, deal with minor infections, injuries and deformities, and conditions resulting from other major health disorders such as diabetes.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 12,861
£ 28,470
£ 63,801

Available jobs

In the past year there were 6,180 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Refers patients who require further medical or surgical attention.

  • Delivers foot health education to groups such as the elderly, children, the homeless, those with medical problems such as arthritis.

  • Advises patients on aspects of foot care to avoid recurrence of foot problems.

  • Those with advanced training may carry out minor surgery on the feet.

  • Prescribes, makes and fits pads and other orthotic appliances to correct and/or protect foot disorders.

  • Treats conditions of the skin, nails and soft tissues of feet by minor surgery, massage and heat treatment, padding and strapping or drugs.

  • Administers local anaesthetic where appropriate.

  • Provides vascular and neurological assessment for the long-term management of chronic disorders and high risk patients.

  • Examines patient.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Podiatry

  • Surgery

  • Diabetes Mellitus

  • Wound Care

  • Biomechanics

  • Treatment Planning

  • Orthotics

  • Auditing

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Human Musculoskeletal System

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Enthusiasm

  • Self-Motivation

  • Leadership

  • Research

  • Mentorship

  • Planning

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.