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Doctors of Podiatric Medicine

OaSIS code 31209.01

Doctors of podiatric medicine diagnose and treat diseases, deformities and injuries of the human foot.

Overview

Also known as

  • Doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Diagnose diseases, deformities and injuries of the human foot and communicate diagnoses to patients
  • Treat patients using braces, casts, shields, orthotic devices, physical therapy, or prescribed medications
  • May also perform surgery on the bones of the forefoot and the subcutaneous soft tissues of the foot.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine (31100)
  • Specialists in surgery (31101)
  • Chiropractors (31201)
  • Orthoptists (31303.04)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

3 – Health occupations

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

31 – Professional occupations in health

Sub-major group

312 – Therapy and assessment professionals

Minor group

3120 – Therapy and assessment professionals

Unit group

31209 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

Occupational profile

31209.01 – Doctors of Podiatric Medicine

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Assisting and Caring for Others
5 - Highest Level
Clerical Activities
5 - Highest Level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
5 - Highest Level
Analyzing Data or Information
4 - High Level
Applying New Knowledge
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
5 - Physically touching or very close

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Private practice

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
5 - Highest Level
Deductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Inductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Pattern Identification
5 - Highest Level
Problem Identification
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Decision Making
5 - Highest Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
5 - Highest Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
5 - Highest Level
Oral Communication: Oral Comprehension
5 - Highest Level
Oral Communication: Oral Expression
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Independence
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important