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Podiatry Assistant

Podiatry Assistants help Podiatrists focus on treating injured, badly-shaped, sore, or diseased ankles and feet.


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Employment Levels

There are currently 5 600 people employed in roles similar to Podiatry Assistants in Australia and it’s considered a very small sized occupation. According to the Department of Employment, over the five years to November 2018, the number of job openings for similar professions is expected to be low (equal to or less than 5 000).

Employment by State

A majority of those working in roles similar to Podiatry Assistants are located in New South Wales (39.7%), followed by Victoria (17.0%) and South Australia (11.0%). Employment in Northern Territory are lowest, with a moderate 4.1% of all employed.

Gender Split

This is a slightly more male dominated industry in full time work (43.2%) versus females (34.9%). There are more females in part time employment (14.5%) than males (7.4%).

Age Brackets

The median age for people in roles similar to Podiatry Assistants is 31, which is 9 years younger than the median age of all other occupations.

Hours Worked

People in roles similar to Podiatry Assistants work an average of 45 hours per week. This is 3.9 hours more per week than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

Almost all workers in a profession similar to Podiatry Assistants have a qualification this is Certificate level or higher. 30% of people in similar professions to this hold a Bachelor degree. 

Podiatry Assistant Duties & Tasks

  • Prescribe exercise, drugs, or special shoes
  • Provide splints, braces, pads or various other supports for the feet
  • Refer patients to general physicians for illnesses surrounding foot issues
  • Order lab tests and X-rays to
  • Treat foot and ankle issues through massage, manipulation, surgery, or physical therapy



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.