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Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesDiagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income$113,600 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsPodiatrists usually work in their own offices. They may also spend time visiting patients in nursing homes or performing surgery at a hospital but usually have fewer after-hours emergencies than other doctors. Those with private practices set their own hours, but may work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of their patients.

Minimum Education RequirementsD.P.M.

SkillsMonitoring, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Writing, Equipment Selection, Systems Evaluation, Active Learning, Judgment and Decision Making, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Complex Problem Solving

AbilitiesOral Expression, Finger Dexterity, Manual Dexterity, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Inductive Reasoning, Wrist-Finger Speed