Medical Appliance Technicians
Construct, fit, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.
- Around 58 percent of jobs were in medical equipment and supplies manufacturing, usually in small, privately owned businesses.
- Most technicians learn their craft on the job, but many employers prefer to hire those with formal training.
- Faster than average employment growth is expected for dental and ophthalmic laboratory technicians, while average employment growth is expected for medical appliance technicians.
- Job opportunities should be favorable because few people seek these positions.
|Personality||I'm hands on|
|Job Outlook||Below Average|
|Education||Some college, no degree|