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Orthotists and Prosthetists

Overview

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 7,100 orthotists and prosthetists employed in the United States, with an estimated 23 percent increase in the number of jobs through 2024.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Creative

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Chief, Orthotic and Prosthetic Services

Supervisor of Orthotists and Prosthetists

Orthotist or Prosthetist

Certified Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistant

Certified Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician

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