15 months after graduating
of our graduates are in work or further study
88% of graduates used their skills they learnt during their studies in their current activity
of our graduates say their degree was a formal requirement for their job or gave them an advantage
Studying podiatry at the University of Plymouth will enable you to commence a rewarding career within the Health sector. With an ongoing demand for podiatrists across the UK, employment prospects for podiatry graduates remain very good.
As the healthcare sector moves towards more integrated, home and community-based services, the range of opportunities available for newly qualified podiatrist has never been greater. Our graduates work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, GP practices, health centres, nursing homes, and sports clubs. Podiatrists can be employed by the NHS, independent podiatry providers and the armed forces. Commercial organisations may employ podiatrists in technical sales roles and marketing. Other graduates seek self-employment, running their own practice or perhaps a franchise.
As your career develops, you could take on a specialist role. Specialisms exist in a range of settings, including biomechanics, podiatric surgery, and diabetes or sports injuries for example. With experience you could progress into a leadership role, such as Clinical Lead. Alternatively, you could take on an education role, leading on the training and development of podiatrists within the NHS or training student podiatrists in higher education. Opportunities also exist in clinical research and practising overseas.
Researching your career options
Given the diversity of career options open to dietetics graduates, it is important to research and explore these fully so that you can make informed decisions about your future.
The following websites provide helpful information on options with a podiatry degree:
Below is a snapshot of what some of University of Plymouth podiatry graduates told us they were doing six months after graduation.
- Clinic Owner and Podiatrist
- Diabetes and Wound Specialist Podiatrist
- Director Of Business (Podiatrist)
- NHS Clinical Contact Caseworker
- NHS Community Podiatrist
- Senior Podiatrist
Our graduates are found in most NHS Trusts as well as the private healthcare sector. Click here for links to Trusts across the UK All NHS Authorities.
- Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
- Desford Forward
- Exeter Clinic
- Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Guys And St Thomas
- HB Podiatry Clinic
- Jewel Podiatry
- Livewell Southwest
- Pure Foot Care
- Sirona Care And Health
- South Devon Foot Clinic
- The Foot And Gait Clinic
- Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
- Total Foot Health
- Wale Foot Clinic
*Data is from the Graduate Outcomes Surveys of 2017/18 and 2018/19. Graduates were surveyed 15 months after graduating. Data displayed is for 17 UK-domiciled, first degree, full-time graduates who are working, studying or looking for work.