Career and Education Opportunities for Podiatrists
In general, podiatrists diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.
Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Podiatrist career.
STATES WITH Podiatrist OPPORTUNITIES
JOB DESCRIPTION: Podiatrist
Podiatrists treat bone and joint disorders affecting the feet. They also refer patients to physicians when symptoms indicative of systemic disorders. Equally important, podiatrists have to advise patients about treatments and foot care techniques needed for prevention of future problems. They are often called upon to surgically treat conditions such as corns and abscesses. They are expected to prescribe medications or surgery. Finally, podiatrists make and fit prosthetic appliances.
Every day, podiatrists are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.