Podiatry technician - Salary and Career
Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies

Podiatry technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They apply manipulative, energetic, vibrational and non-pharmaceutical aesthetic and therapeutic procedures. Therapeutic procedures aim to treat psycho-neuro-functional, musculoskeletal and energetic diseases, in addition to pathologies and foot deformities. In the case of doulas, they aim to provide continuous support to the pregnant woman in the puerperal pregnancy cycle, favoring the evolution of childbirth and the well-being of the pregnant woman. They assess the physiological, systemic, energetic, vibrational and unaesthetic dysfunctions of patients/clients. They recommend to their patients/clients the practice of exercises, the use of flower essences and herbal medicines in order to reduce pain, restore energy, physiological and psycho-organic balance, as well as cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and essential oils aimed at their health and well-being. . Some professionals use piercing-cutting instruments, topical medications and orthoses, others use oriental and conventional medicine methods.

How much does an Podiatry technician earn

A Podiatry technician earns between $1.176 and $2.569 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.551 and a median salary of $1.587 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 443 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Podiatry technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.551 18.615 388 7
1º Quartile 1.176 14.110 294 6
Median Salary 1.587 19.044 397 7
3º Quartile 1.959 23.513 490 9
Higher Salary 2.569 30.831 642 12

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians of the science of human health
        • technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies

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Main workplaces

Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies they work in the area of health, social services and personal services. The vast majority act as self-employed, working on their own, individually, although beauticians can also work in a team. They perform their duties indoors, without supervision and during daytime hours, although beauticians and doulas may also work irregular hours.

What does it take to work in the field of Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies

The training required for beauticians is that of a mid-level technician or degree in technology. In the case of Doulas, a basic professional qualification course of up to 200 hours is required, with no need for professional experience to perform the occupation. For the other occupations, training in a medium-level technical course in the area of activity is required. The full exercise of activities, for beauticians, occurs after a period of approximately two years of professional practice. In the case of massage therapists and holistic therapists, the full exercise of activities takes about less than one year of professional experience; for acupuncture technicians, chiropractors and podiatrists no prior experience required.

Functions and activities of Podiatry technician

Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies must:

  • provide support for women in the pregnancy-puerperal cycle;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • administer clinic/therapeutic/esthetic space;
  • manage clinic/therapeutic/esthetic space;
  • work safely;
  • applying therapeutic and/or aesthetic procedures;
  • communicate;
  • perform podiatry and/or aesthetic treatment and correction;
  • applying therapeutic and/or aesthetic procedures;
  • apply therapeutic and/or aesthetic procedures;
  • providing support/support for women in the puerperal pregnancy cycle;
  • evaluate dysfunctions;
  • provide support for women in the puerperal pregnancy cycle;

  • Activities

    • evaluate neuromusculoskeletal systems;
    • package contaminated waste for incineration;
    • evaluate the patient/client's bioenergetic, emotional and vibrational state;
    • control stock;
    • indicate hydrotherapy techniques;
    • work in a multi and interdisciplinary team;
    • demonstrate ability to work under pressure;
    • apply emollients, medicines, cosmetics and cosmeceuticals;
    • work with ergonomic posture;
    • apply techniques for revitalization, prevention and facial, body and hair maintenance ;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • draining energy stagnation (sedating);
    • listen to patient/client;
    • pulping joint and bone structures;
    • analyze biomechanics;
    • applying skin cleansing techniques;
    • training staff;
    • perform personal asepsis;
    • stimulating emotional integration;
    • applying manipulative stimuli;
    • register client/patient;
    • perform a postpartum visit;
    • applying pre and post surgical procedures;
    • conduct creative visualization;
    • archive client/patient record;
    • facilitate the descent and positioning of the baby;
    • schedule appointments/services;
    • demonstrate listening skills;
    • sanitize workplace;
    • apply compresses;
    • evaluate muscular system (strength, temperature and tone);
    • evaluate signs and symptoms;
    • demonstrate sensory perception;
    • evaluate electromagnetic conditions of the patient/client;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • applying hair removal techniques;
    • teach perineal preparation technique;
    • applying frequency radiations of light;
    • train staff;
    • evaluate cardiorespiratory, circulatory, digestive, genitourinary systems;
    • apply therapeutic massages;
    • demonstrate self-knowledge;
    • refer the patient to other professionals;
    • evaluate the emotional state of the companion;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • discard expired material and/or products;
    • applying needles, moxibustion and cupping;
    • identify unsightly facial, body and hair dysfunctions;
    • applying eyebrow design techniques;
    • establish a contract with client/patient;
    • evaluate the quality of the support network for pregnant, parturient and postpartum women;
    • apply electrotherapy techniques (pre and post surgery, facial treatments, body and hair);
    • perform antisepsis on the patient/client;
    • training exercises for driving and natural induction of labor ;
    • confirm client/patient;
    • balance muscle tonus;
    • applying micropigmentation techniques;
    • demonstrate intuitive perception;
    • normalize joint movements (active, passive and joint play) and nerves pills or irritated (nervous flow);
    • stimulating alignment, body awareness, neuro-energetic and vibrational reorganization;
    • demonstrate hand skill;
    • pack sharp materials for disposal;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • make corrective and nail protection orthoses;
    • teach proprioception techniques;
    • balancing muscle tone;
    • demonstrate discretion;
    • recommend further exams;
    • demonstrate listening skills;
    • perform client/patient evaluation;
    • unblock energy circulation;
    • encourage active participation of the companion;
    • select stimuli;
    • correcting chiropractic subluxations;
    • attend fairs, congresses;
    • indicate herbal medicines;
    • treat keratoses;
    • perform a relaxing massage;
    • applying makeup techniques;
    • select acupuncture points;
    • register technical information;
    • select technique, type of therapy and work resource;
    • use epi;
    • stimulating cranio-sacral movement;
    • assist pregnant women in the preparation of the birth plan;
    • provide advice;
    • reposition viscera and other organs;
    • guidance on static and dynamic posture;
    • give classes, courses and lectures;
    • prepare patient/client;
    • suggest pain relief postures;
    • prescribe cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and essential oils;
    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • explain techniques and procedures;
    • disclose services;
    • demonstrate holistic view;
    • recommend exercises;
    • provide maintenance of the clinic/therapeutic/esthetic space;
    • treat skin and appendages diseases and infections;
    • sanitize material (ball, stool, wheelie, etc);
    • put on nail orthoses (unicorthesis);
    • promoting bond in the first baby-mother contact;
    • teaching breathing techniques;
    • teaching to time contraction;
    • promote breastfeeding in the first hour of life;
    • advise patient/client about preventive measures;
    • search scientific articles;
    • inform patient/client about their condition;
    • store products;
    • toning energy;
    • advise a companion;
    • evaluate soft tissues;
    • produce reports;
    • prepare molds and models for orthoses;
    • apply vibrational energy;
    • locate areas of energy imbalance;
    • guide on static and dynamic posture;
    • recommend flower essences;
    • manage finances;
    • apply needles, moxibustion and cupping;
    • plan procedures;
    • detoxify the organism;
    • perform dressings;
    • adapt environment for the well-being of the parturient;
    • perform asepsis of the place;
    • treat nail plates (nails);
    • advise patient/client on preventive measures;
    • demonstrate aesthetic sense;
    • pulping muscular structures and integumentary system;
    • sterilize instruments;
    • perform relaxing massage;
    • analyze exams;
    • correcting energetic-psycho-organic, physiological, biochemical, enzymatic imbalances and hormonal;
    • demonstrate physical fitness;
    • repositioning viscera and other organs;
    • take anthropometric and energetic measurements;
    • put on joint containment orthoses;
    • acquire products/equipment;
    • recommend insoles and shoes;
    • evaluate patient/client microsystems;
    • identify chiropractic subluxations;

    Sectors that hire Podiatry technician the most in the job market

    • aesthetic activities and other beauty care services
    • retailer of medical and orthopedic articles
    • podology activities
    • hairdressers
    • retail cosmetics, perfumery and personal hygiene products
    • shoe retailer
    • integrative and complementary practice activities in human health
    • other human health care activities
    • retailer of souvenirs, jewelry and crafts
    • activities of trade union organizations

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