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Pedorthists

Overview

Pedorthists design, manufacture, fit, and modify shoes and other devices aimed at lessening pain or correcting foot problems. Pedorthists design and fit special therapeutic footwear for a patient as prescribed by a physician. This process involves making clay impressions of the patient's feet, modifying the mold to make special footwear, choosing the correct materials, and, finally, creating the custom footwear. Pedorthists must also evaluate current and future footwear to ensure fit and intended performance. Certified pedorthists represent a small percentage of individuals in the field of medical appliance technology.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Realistic

Career Ladder
Head of Pedorthic Research

Certified Pedorthist

Pedorthist

Apprentice

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