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Podiatry Work Conditions
Podiatric Medicine

PODIATRIST - NATURE OF THE WORK

Patients with diabetes may develop foot problems that require the care of a podiatrist
Patients with diabetes may develop foot problems that require the care of a podiatrist.

Podiatrists held about 10,700 jobs in 2012.

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 and outpatient care centers.

About 14 percent of podiatrists were self-employed in 2012. Self-employed podiatrists either solely own or are partners in a medical practice.

Work Schedules

Most podiatrists work full time. Podiatrists' offices may be open in the evenings or on weekends to accommodate patients. In hospitals, podiatrists may have to work occasional nights or weekends, or may be on call.

Last Modification: 01-26-2014
Source:
http://www.bls.gov