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Orthotists and Prosthetists
Orthotists design and make braces, shoe inserts, and other corrective devices to support the spine or limbs weakened by illness or injury. Prosthetists design, make, and fit artificial limbs for persons missing an arm, leg, or other body part as a result of injury, surgery, or illness. There are approximately 8,330 orthotists and prosthetists employed in the United States, with an estimated 36 percent increase in the number of jobs through 2022.