The prerequisite to getting a job as a Prosthetist or Orhotist is a four-year degree certification, for example from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Along with that there is a requirement for a lengthy period of hands-on experience, usually 5 years.
Both Prosthetists and Orthotists are important members of the health care team. Practitioners can work in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, or long-term care centres.
The salary can be $100,000 a year and more.
Median salary: $67,938