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 or illness. There are approximately 5,900 orthotists and prosthetists currently employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Drawing/Design
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required