Podiatrist | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Podiatrists diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems, improving people's mobility and quality of life.

  • Surgically treat conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, tumors, shortened tendons, bunions, cysts, or abscesses.
  • Diagnose diseases and deformities of the foot using medical histories, physical examinations, x-rays, and laboratory test results.
  • Prescribe medications, corrective devices, physical therapy, or surgery.
  • Advise patients about
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Podiatrists typically work around 38 to 40 hours per week.

As a Podiatrist you will typically work weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
35,742 GBP *
per year
24,214 GBP
37,267 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
Average salary for Podiatrist

  • 37,073 GBP
  • 34,644 GBP
Average salary for part-time Podiatrist
Average salary for full-time Podiatrist

  • 19,687 GBP
  • 19,015 GBP
  • 35,742 GBP
  • 34,644 GBP
  • 37,073 GBP
Salary over time for Podiatrist

Salary for this role has increased over time
  • 31,514 GBP
  • 31,691 GBP
  • 32,939 GBP
  • 35,079 GBP
  • 36,036 GBP
  • 35,742 GBP
  • 35,742 GBP

Future outlook for Podiatrists

Very good outlook
Balanced outlook
2% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
25% chance of automation in the future

Podiatrist - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Podiatrist and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 50% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 24% of people in this role have a Master's degree
  • 8% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent

You'll need:

  •  sensitivity and understanding  
  •  excellent verbal communication skills  
  •  the ability to understand people’s reactions  
  •  patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations  
  •  the ability to work well with others  
  •  to be flexible and open to change  
  •  the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure  
  •  thinking and reasoning skills  
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

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Things to highlight for your Podiatrist interview

Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

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