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Orthotists and Prosthetists
If you are interested in becoming an orthotist or a prosthetist,
take college preparatory classes in mathematics, biology,
physics, and chemistry. These classes will familiarize you with
basic anatomy and the properties of various materials. Computer
science courses will prepare you to use computer-aided design and
computer-aided manufacturing technology for making mechanical
drawings and blueprints. Shop classes or sculpture classes that
teach you how to work with metal, plastic, or wood will familiarize
you with the materials and processes the orthotist or prosthetist
uses in creating braces or artificial limbs.
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