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Podiatrist

  1. 1. PodiatristCorbin Scholz
  2. 2. What is a podiatrist?• Doctor of podiatric medicine, is the only health care professional whose total training focuses on the foot, ankle and related body systems.
  3. 3. What do they do?• Amputations• Hammer head toes• Diabetics• X-rays• Warts• Ankle problems
  4. 4. What qualities does a podiatrist need to have?• Critical thinking skills• Detail oriented• Interpersonal skills
  5. 5. What kind of education do you have to have?• Undergraduate education• Bachelors degree• Residency• Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
  6. 6. Specific colleges?• Iowa State- Undergraduate program. Biology, physiology. ~ $19,164• Des Moines University- podiatry school. ~$56,043 (not including room & board)• *Only 9 podiatry schools in the US*
  7. 7. What is the pay like?• $125,000 - $216-000 per year• $60 - $103.75 per hour
  8. 8. Where can podiatrists work?• Solo or group medical practices• Hospitals• Nursing homes• Ambulatory surgery centers• The federal government• Indian reservations
  9. 9. What are work schedules like?• Most podiatrists work full time• Some evenings and weekends to accommodate patients• On-call
  10. 10. Being a podiatristAdvantages Disadvantages• Satisfaction of helping • Sometimes working others evenings and nights• Working with people • Continuing education• Being able to work independently• Good employment opportunities• Flexible work schedule
  11. 11. Financial benefits?• Retirement accounts• Health insurance• Paid vacation
  12. 12. What job can a podiatrist move onto later in life?• Medical director at hospital or clinic• Medical administrator
  13. 13. Bibliography• Des Moines University. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. www. Dmu. Edu/ pm/• Discover. ACT. www. Actapps. Act.org/ eDISCOVER• Dr. Jill Scholz. Town Square Family Foot Care. Coralville, IA.• Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. www. bls.gov /ooh/healthcare/podiatrists.htm#tab-3

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