Graduate employment rates vary but are generally excellent. Currently of those who want a job about 83% of students are employed within 6 months of graduation and 100% within the first year of graduation. This is excellent compared with many other graduate employment rates.
Employment opportunities within the profession of podiatry are very varied and exciting. We do not currently list all jobs available in the UK but researching posts within the NHS or subscribing to Podiatry Now will keep you up to date with the latest positions available.
You may well end up working in more than one of the above areas. The profession of podiatry can offer the ultimate in flexible working. Both your career path and the hours you work can be flexible. This is particularly attractive to those with family commitments, for example. The degree of flexibility though does depend on the areas you chose to work in.
How Much Could I Earn?
The nature of podiatric work means there is no definitive answer to this question, however the following may give you some idea of earning potential.
Starting salary within the NHS is comparable with that of other therapists including physiotherapy and occupational therapy, with a starting salary of approximately £19,500.00. This can range up to £90,000.00 for a consultant post. Many podiatrists who work in the NHS also run part-time private practices.