Careers in Podiatry

One of the great benefits of Podiatry is the flexible and varied career opportunities. A Podiatry degree is a golden ticket career that can lead to a wide range of roles and a life time of opportunities!

As a qualified Podiatrist the following are all possible:

  • NHS employee working as a hospital or community clinician or in a management role
  • Business owner running a private practice
  • Medical sales representative
  • Lecturer or researcher working in a university
  • Self employed locum working in private practices and private hospitals
  • Clinician working overseas
  • Representative or technician working with one of the associated trade organisations
  • NHS Consultant Podiatrist
  • Specialist practitioner working in podiatric surgery

Many practitioners work in a combination of these different roles to give them greater job satisfaction and flexible working hours to suit their home life!

Another great benefit of being a Podiatrist is that many of the roles provide very clear career progression. For example the following shows the structure of NHS Podiatry and a potential career path. This structure is also used in a number of other clinical working environments.

  • Entry level Podiatrist (band 5)
  • Specialist Podiatrist (band 6)
  • Team leader, Advanced Podiatrist (band 7)
  • Specialist Registrar in Podiatric Surgery
  • Surgery (band 8 a – d)
  • Consultant Podiatrist (band 9)
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How much can I earn once I am qualified?

Putting a number to it is not that easy but here are a few examples.

Working in the NHS

  • Podiatrist (band 5) £24,907 to £30,615
  • Specialist podiatrist (band 6) £31,365 to £37,890
  • Team leader, Advanced podiatrist (band 7) £38,890 to £44,503
  • Specialist Registrar in Podiatric Surgery or Consltant Podiatrist in Podiatric Medicine (band 8 a – d) £45,753 to £87,754
  • Consultant Podiatric Surgeon (band 9) £91,004 to £104,927

Working in Private Practice

  • Working in a private practice you can earn around £20,000 – £50,000 per annum
  • Owning a successful single chair private practice you can earn around £50,0000 – £250,000
  • Owning a successful multi-chair private practice you can earn around £100,000 – £500,000
  • Owning a successful multi-site private practice you can earn around £150,000 – £1,000,000+

2-3 days self-employed associate podiatry vacancy

Location: Rochester, Kent 

About: Seeking a part-time podiatrist. We offer all aspects of podiatry, biomechanics, nail surgery and more. The successful applicant will already have excellent podiatry and communication skills, be willing to get involved and grow with the company. Mentoring and support is part of the package. Great incentives and team culture. 

Ideally, we are looking for a minimum of 12 months of clinical experience, a professional confident practitioner who has a keen interest in delivering the best care and developing their skills. Biomechanics and Nail Surgery skills are preferred but not essential for this position. Registration with the HCPC and BSc Hons in Podiatry is essential. Interested podiatrists are invited to email a covering letter and CV.

Contact: Jay
Telephone: 07730664735

Working in the UK

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Career Opportunities

The benefit of an honours degree in podiatry means you are able to work in both the NHS and Private setting. Having exposure to the vast array of clinical conditions affecting a person’s feet can lead you in many different areas of practice. Options include sports podiatry, surgery, dermatology, paediatrics and now forensics along with staying in education and teaching settings. Being able to specialise but also maintain a broad clinical practice enables you to keep your options wide open.

Podiatry In Practice

The huge variety of conditions that a podiatrist treats lends itself to a broad clinical experience in practice. The option to specialise & develop your practice in one area means that you can focus your work should this be something you wish to embark on.

Private Practice
Practice Surgery
Nail Surgery
Podiatric Clinic