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Orthotist / Prosthetist
$39,666 – $73,466
Bachelor's degree; certification required
Orthotists and prosthetists design and assist patients with orthopedic and prosthetic devices, like braces or artificial limbs. They create devices according to a physician's prescription and fit patients for the devices to ensure function and comfort. They also repair orthopedic and prosthetic devices and maintain patient records.
Orthotists and prosthetists work in a variety of health care settings, including private offices, hospitals, clinics or rehabilitation facilities.
Orthotists and prosthetists are required to earn a bachelor's degree. They are certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics.