Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

29-1081 Podiatrists



Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 207$87.09/hr$30.34/hr$47.82/hr$77.60/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services130$71.59/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 10$68.92/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 10$57.44/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 10$70.04/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 20$79.56/hr22.2%
Southeast Minnesota 20$77.60/hr17.9%
Northwest Balance of State 20$70.04/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 80$71.21/hr13.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 90$75.53/hrN/A
Minnesota 150$76.98/hr11.6%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Optometrists 900$59.82/hr15.7%
Audiologists 260$42.00/hr12.3%
Veterinarians 1,460$44.21/hr20.7%
Orthodontists N/A>$100/hrN/A
Pharmacists 6,520$67.18/hr5.6%


  • Advise patients about treatments and foot care techniques necessary for prevention of future problems.
  • Treat bone, muscle, and joint disorders affecting the feet and ankles.
  • 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.
  • Surgically treat conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, tumors, shortened tendons, bunions, cysts, or abscesses.
  • Treat deformities using mechanical methods, such as whirlpool or paraffin baths, and electrical methods, such as short wave and low voltage currents.
  • Make and fit prosthetic appliances.
  • Prescribe medications, corrective devices, physical therapy, or surgery.
  • Refer patients to physicians when symptoms indicative of systemic disorders, such as arthritis or diabetes, are observed in feet and legs.
  • Surgically treat conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, tumors, shortened tendons, bunions, cysts, or abscesses.