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Thinking a career in podiatry

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Sharlene3003, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Sharlene3003

    Sharlene3003 Welcome New Poster

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    I am imaging technologist,need a career change so I am thinking about podiatry,I am 29 sometimes I feel old to even think about career change.I am thinking seriously about starting university to study podiatry ,please could I get some advice regarding my decision.
  2. Catfoot

    Catfoot Well-Known Member

    Hello Charlene3003,


    Could you indicate where you live and then it will be easier to give you country-specific advice?



  3. Sharlene3003

    Sharlene3003 Welcome New Poster

    Hi Catfoot,

    I am currently relocating to Florida,I am look at Barry university.Thanks cat foot lol looking forward to hear what you have to say about my decision.
  4. Catfoot

    Catfoot Well-Known Member

    Hello again Charlene3003,
    As I am based in England I'm afraid I can't help you with Podiatry training in USA.

    However, this is an international forum so I hope some contributors from "across the pond" will be able to advise you.

    Good luck

  5. Fari01

    Fari01 Member

    Hi all,

    I am thinking of doing podiatry in Edinburgh at the QMU! Can anyone give me advice on the career choice etc? Maybe the pros and cons! I am a major people person and am not afraid to get my hands dirty? Any advice anyone???

  6. Andrew Ayres

    Andrew Ayres Active Member

    I'm curently a podiatry student and lovin' it a great change from what I was doing. I always thought podiatry was cutting old womens nails but its not there is lot more to it than that. Before I applied for uni I contacted a few podiatrists (NHS and private) and sat in on a few of their clinics, it was a great eye opener. If you want to know the careeer chioces and pros and cons I'd definatly advise you to do the same.
  7. Flaco10004

    Flaco10004 Member

    Hi Sharlene, your post interested me because I had a choice between starting a uni degree in Imaging or Podiatry. I opted for Podiatry and have just finished my first year. Out of curiosity, what is it that is forcing a career change for you, and what has led you to considering Podiatry as a candidate subject?

    I cannot comment on your options because I am UK based. However, don't worry about your age; I started this course aged 48 and I'll be 51 by the time I qualify, by which stage I don't even know if anyone will want to employ me. However, I am by no means the only mature student taking a shot at it. Sometimes you just have to follow your instinct.
  8. sylvia.greenhalgh

    sylvia.greenhalgh Welcome New Poster

    Re thinking a career in podiatry.
    Go for it, I have had a wonderful job as a podiatrist, working in private practise for 23 years.
    I was a mature student, many years ago, travelling daily to Manchester,enjoyed every minute except the exams still love the work ,still learning with the aid of mondern technology.
    regards sylvia
  9. h-pod

    h-pod Member

    Hello Fari
    I have just this week finished the Podiatry course at Huddersfield University. It was a great choice i feel to get into podiatry. Although there is competition for the NHS jobs at present there will always be a demand for a podiatrist and it is extremely interesting but demanding. Dont go into it thinking i get to cut nails for 3 years because that my friend is the tip of the ice burg.

    Try and get a day or a few days in the NHS before you apply as well as a private podiatrist because you will see different things.

    If you're a hands on person you will enjoy the course as I did myself, especially because i too am very much a practical and people person.

    Good luck with your course!!
    Helena :)
  10. lucycool

    lucycool Active Member

    I'm also in the UK but I started my uni course aged 29 and I loved it! Do it! Good luck!
  11. Fari01

    Fari01 Member

    Thnx for all your replies guys!
    I always get second thoughts! As a healthcare profession it seems like one of the best and hopefully come this September I will be posting of how I love my career choice!
    Fingers crossed!

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