Podiatrists

Job Description

Podiatrists are doctors who specialize in treatment of the feet and ankles. They work with patients to prevent injuries and diagnose and heal existing injuries. Podiatry involves taking x-rays, setting fractures and treating other injuries, as well as prescribing physical therapy and medication.

Academic Requirements

Podiatrists have earned Doctorates in Podiatric Medicine (DPMs). Entry into 4-year DPM programs typically requires a bachelor’s degree with a pre-med or science major, like biology, chemistry or a related field, and acceptable scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). After graduating from one of these programs, podiatrists enter 2- to 4-year residencies before beginning practice.

Podiatrists
$100
Thousand
or Higher
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
5.23%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Doctoral or professional degree
Education
Required

Schools

University of Missouri – Columbia

105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, 65211

University of Mary

7703 NW Barry Road
Kansas City, 64153
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