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Orthotists and Prosthetists

Fit patients for medical support devices, such as artificial limbs.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$37.84 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  19.8%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Present medical research reports.
  • Record patient medical histories.
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Job Title Examples:

Certified Prosthetist (CP)
Orthotist
Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)

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