|Quick Facts: Podiatrists|
$145,840 per year
$70.11 per hour
|Doctoral or professional degree|
|2% (Slower than average)|
Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems.
Most podiatrists work in offices of podiatry, either on their own or with other podiatrists. Some work in group practices with other physicians or specialists. Others work in private and public hospitals, in outpatient care centers, or for the government.
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 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 900 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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