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Medical Appliance Technicians

Construct, fit, or repair medical devices such as braces or prosthetics.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Below the statewide median
$19.29 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Above statewide average
Growth rate:  12.7%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Inspect medical or dental assistive devices.
  • Measure clients to ensure proper product fit.
  • Operate grinding equipment.
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Job Title Examples:

Hearing Aid Repair Technician
Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician)
Prosthetics Technician

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