Podiatrists diagnose prevent and treat disorders of the feet. They also educate the public about maintaining healthy feet. 


Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,136

Where you could work:

Government - Queensland Health                 

Podiatry Clinics - Absolute Footcare, Gold Coast Podiatry

Podiatrists do the following tasks:

  • Examining patients' feet to determine the nature and extent of conditions, deformities and injuries
  • Examining and treating foot disabilities caused by diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies
  • Prescribing and arranging the fabrication of footwear to correct foot abnormalities
  • Performing minor surgery to remove and improve abnormal conditions
  • Prescribing and fitting replaceable pads, palliative and functional supports and other devices for the protection and correction of foot abnormalities
  • Advising patients about continued treatment and foot care
  • May provide rehabilitation services to the physically handicapped
  • May refer patients to or have patients referred from Medical Practitioners