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Medical Appliance Technicians

Job Information

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
Salary $35,630/yr ($17.82/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Some college, no degree