Orthotists & Prosthetists

Orthotists & Prosthetists

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Orthotists & Prosthetists

What's it like?

Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.

Working conditions


  1. Maintain patients’ records.
  2. Fit, test, and evaluate devices on patients, and make adjustments for proper fit, function, and comfort.
  3. Examine, interview, and measure patients to determine their appliance needs and to identify factors that could affect appliance fit.

Top Skills

  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Active Listening.
  • Writing.
  • Speaking.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Service Orientation.
  • Complex Problem Solving.
  • Active Learning.
  • Social Perceptiveness.
  • Monitoring, Coordination.
  • Judgment and Decision Making.
  • Operations Analysis.
  • Mathematics.
  • Learning Strategies.
  • Persuasion.
  • Instructing.
  • Technology Design.
  • Operation Monitoring.
  •  Quality Control Analysis.


Bachelor degree in Orthopaedic Surgery

Average Salary​

10858/ Month

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