There are a number of different job specialties and ratings in the United States Navy that are not very well known. They maintain their own military doctors, including their own foot doctors. Working in the field of enlisted Navy Podiatry support can be a very rewarding job, dealing with people who have punished their feet in the line of duty. A lot of the roughest punishment that a Servicemember inflicts on their own body is the punishment their feet receive. As a Navy enlisted podiatry specialist, you will observe and assist Navy doctors and medical professionals in giving services. A Navy podiatrist deals with issues dealing with the ankle, foot, and all lower leg and extremities issues. The Navy podiatrist works to keep the readiness and mission response of the entire Fleet on time and on task, maintaining and supporting Navy personnel.
If you are a good student, with normal hearing and vision, and you enjoy working with people then this may be the career field for you. You will find your work is cutting edge, working to treat and help diagnose ailments of the ankle foot and lower leg. These services can be very simple common sense treatment that people are given, to the far more invasive but sometimes necessary choice of surgery. By helping address issues that cause pain and discomfort, and prevent use of the ankle and foot you will be assisting others that are the elite and tops in the field of podiatry. You will also work closely with amputees in both humanitarian and military settings, to help with their prosthesis and hemodynamic needs that are basic to a higher quality of life. You will be responsible for assisting with ankle, foot and related structure ailments. You will be part of an integrated treatment team issuing treatment services. Part of the advantage to working in the Navy Enlisted Podiatrist specialty is that you can work in the field and gain experience. Advancement potential is nearly limitless; as you gain experience and work to finish your college education you can potentially advance into a Navy specialty.
You will work to deal with and accept assignments from potentially any location that the Navy is based at, around the world. These locations can range from small Navy facilities, to larger Navy bases, branch medical facilities and clinics, even large Navy and Marine recruit facilities.