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.
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.
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.
- Community Podiatrist
- Sports Podiatrist (self-employed)
- Community Specialist Podiatrist
- Podiatrist (biomechanics specialist)
- Minor Surgery Specialist
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