|Quick Facts: Orthotists and Prosthetists
$77,070 per year
$37.05 per hour
|15% (Much faster than average)
Orthotists and prosthetists measure, design, fit, and adapt medical devices, such as supportive braces and artificial limbs, for patients who have disabling conditions.
Orthotists and prosthetists usually work in healthcare settings and in laboratories. Most work full time.
Orthotists and prosthetists typically need to complete a master's degree program and residency to enter the occupation. Some states require these workers to be licensed.
The median annual wage for orthotists and prosthetists was $77,070 in May 2022.
Employment of orthotists and prosthetists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 800 openings for orthotists and prosthetists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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