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Podiatry Major

Podiatry is a major that typically falls into the Health Professions category.

There are 0 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in podiatry, 0 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 0 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 9 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting a Podiatry Degree?

In 2017, roughly podiatry majors graduated with a bachelor’s degree, making it the most popular major in the country.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of podiatry majors is as follows:

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Podiatry Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

What Will You Learn as a Podiatry Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to podiatry to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Podiatry Majors

A major in podiatry should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

Important Knowledge Areas for Podiatry Majors

Skills for Podiatry Majors

Podiatry majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

Important Skills for Podiatry Majors

Abilities for Podiatry Majors

As a podiatry major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

Important Abilities for podiatry Majors

What Can You Do With a Podiatry Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with podiatry:

Careers Related to Podiatry
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary




Podiatry Major Salary

Average salaries range from $148,000 to $148,000 for careers related to podiatry. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, the typical high school graduate makes between $29,000 and $57,000 a year. The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $44,000 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,000 and $120,000.

Average Salary for a Podiatry Major  ( 148000 to 148000 )
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )

Your salary will be largely dependent on the career path you follow and what area of the country (or world) you work. Getting a graduate degree may open up more options with higher salary potential.

Amount of Education Required for Podiatry Major Jobs

Some careers associated with podiatry require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for podiatry careers below.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Podiatry
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma


High School Diploma or Equivalent


Post-Secondary Certificate


Some College Courses


Associate's Degree or Equivalent


Bachelor's Degree


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


Master's Degree


Post-Master's Certificate


First Professional Degree


Doctoral Degree


Post-Doctoral Training


Online Podiatry Programs

There are 0 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in podiatry, with 0 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Getting your degree online is not easy and includes watching and listening to hours of lectures, participating in group charts, submitting papers by the appropriate deadline and taking tests. Some online programs will also feature internships or in-person clinical hours.

Is a Podiatry Major Worth It?

The median salary for a podiatry grad is $148,000 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 281% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $2,186,400 after 20 years!

podiatry salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period


Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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