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Pod assistant or continue to be a podiatrist

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Feetforlife, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Feetforlife

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    Hi there,

    I was just looking for some advice. I am currently a 3 rd year student in podiatry in the UK. The job Market is quite dire as you all know. I was contemplating on exiting the degree after 3rd year and going for a podiatry assistant job instead of finishing my honours. I was wanting some advice if I should leave or not??? I am not sure if there is an oppotunity to progress from an assistant in the nhs by completing some sort of modules within the nhs?? I really need some advice as there is a job going as a pod assistant at the moment.

    Many thanks
     
  2. sam_wallwork

    sam_wallwork Active Member

    If I were you I wouldn't give up now when your so close to graduating. You may find that there will be more and more band 5 post coming up in the NHS as people start graduating. Also dont be put off by applying for band 6 post as some of them may take you on as a grad and get you up to band 6 in 12-24 months. Also when you qualify I would sent CV and covering letter to private pods in your area to see if they have any work going.

    hope this helps and good luck

    Sam
     
  3. Ian Drakard

    Ian Drakard Active Member

    I've said it before and I'll say it again- some sectors of the job market may be difficult but there has not been a drop in the number of feet or lower limb problems.

    There is a demand out there but we all may have to be a bit flexible in terms of the jobs we look at to meet it.

    As Sam said, don't give up now.
     
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