• Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 66,660
    $41,680 range bar $101,660
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Orthotists and prosthetists design and make medical supportive devices like artificial limbs (arms, hands, legs, and feet), braces, and other medical or surgical devices. They measure and fit patients for these devices and typically do the following:

What do they typically do

  • Select materials to be used for the orthotic or prosthetic device
  • Evaluate and interview patients to determine their needs
  • Repair or update prosthetic and orthotic devices
  • Take a mold of the part of a patient's body that will be fitted with a brace or artificial limb
  • Instruct patients in how to use and care for their devices
  • Design orthopedic and prosthetic devices based on physicians' prescriptions
  • Fit, test, and adjust devices on patients
  • Measure patients in order to design and fit medical devices

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.1%
Job Opening 29

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a graduate degree like a master's, Ph.D., M.D., or law degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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