|Quick Facts: Podiatrists|
$145,840 per year
$70.11 per hour
|Doctoral or professional degree|
|2% (Slower than average)|
What Podiatrists Do
Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems.
Podiatrists usually work in offices of podiatry, other medical offices, or hospitals. Most work full time, and some need to be on call for emergencies.
How to Become a Podiatrist
Podiatrists must earn a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree and complete a 3-year residency program. Every state requires podiatrists to be licensed.
The median annual wage for podiatrists was $145,840 in May 2021.
Employment of podiatrists is projected to grow 2 percent from 2021 to 2031, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 300 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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