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Orthotists and Prosthetists

Job Information

Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.


  • 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 like helping others
Salary $65,250/yr ($32.63/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Masters