Podiatrists are health-care professionals working with the foot, ankle and lower leg, diagnosing illness and injuries, and performing surgery. They often detect serious health issues such as diabetes, arthritis and heart and kidney disease, as symptoms for these ailments typically originate in the feet.

 

Like other fields of medicine, the schools and colleges of Podiatric Medicine accept students from any major, provided they have completed course work that fulfills the science prerequisites. The minimum requirement for admission is completion of three academic years (90 semester hours) of study at an accredited college or university. The vast majority of students entering a podiatric school have completed a bachelor’s degree.

 

For more information on a career as a Podiatrist, visit http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/podiatrists.htm

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