- 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.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 17% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for podiatrist is £33,404
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 169. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for podiatrist roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £33,404 per year. That is about £2,784 per month or £17.13 per hour. New workers generally start on £11,547, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,281
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 169 people are employed in the region.