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Podiatrists - 29-1081.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Doctor
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
  • Doctor Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
  • Foot and Ankle Surgeon
  • Physician
  • Podiatric Physician
  • Podiatric Surgeon
  • Podiatrist
  • Practitioner

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advise patients about treatments and foot care techniques necessary for prevention of future problems.
  • Correct deformities by means of plaster casts and strapping.
  • Diagnose diseases and deformities of the foot using medical histories, physical examinations, x-rays, and laboratory test results.
  • Educate the public about the benefits of foot care through techniques such as speaking engagements, advertising, and other forums.
  • Make and fit prosthetic appliances.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as hiring employees, ordering supplies, or keeping records.
  • 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.
  • Treat bone, muscle, and joint disorders affecting the feet and ankles.
  • Treat deformities using mechanical methods, such as whirlpool or paraffin baths, and electrical methods, such as short wave and low voltage currents.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust prostheses or other assistive devices.
  • Advise patients on preventive care techniques.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Fabricate medical devices.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Order medical supplies or equipment.
  • Prescribe assistive medical devices or related treatments.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
  • Treat patients using alternative medical procedures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aeromedical Evacuation (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Behavioral Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Laboratory Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Service Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Optometry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Replacement Arthroplasty (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Spine Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Traumatology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pharmacy (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Podiatric Surgeon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Podiatrist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Podiatrist (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Podiatry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Podiatrist