I know this sounds stupid but I have been trying to gather information on podiatry and it is quite hard. Do almost all podiatrists open their own practice? I live in New york, does anyone know what is average for DPM?I'm so afraid to graduate from podiatry school and not have a job. Where do you find out about job openings? Please help!..Also when I shadowed a podiatrist he said insurance companies hate podiatrists that they rather their patients go to orthopedics..I thought being a podiatrist you can do orthopedics..I'm so lost..what's the difference? Please help me, I'm a lost soul!