DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
Occupational Description:Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 11 - 7 County Twin Cities||90||35||$83.28/hr||$14.23/hr||$16.15/hr||$18.32/hr||>$80.00/hr||>$80.00/hr||>$80.00/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||1,120||$19.46/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Podiatrists
- Diagnoses ailments, such as tumors, ulcers, fractures, skin or nail diseases, and deformities, utilizing urinalysis, blood tests, and x-rays.
- Corrects deformities by means of plaster casts and strapping.
- Treats conditions, such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, tumors, shortened tendons, bunions, cysts, and abscesses by surgical methods.
- Treats bone, muscle, and joint disorders.
- Prescribes corrective footwear.
- Makes and fits prosthetic appliances.
- Advises patients concerning continued treatment of disorders and foot care to prevent recurrence of disorders.
- Performs surgery.
- Refers patients to physician when symptoms indicative of systemic disorders, such as arthritis or diabetes, are observed in feet and legs.
- Prescribes drugs.
- Treats deformities by mechanical and electrical methods, such as whirlpool or paraffin baths and short wave and low voltage currents.