Unusual Profession – Prosthetist / Orthotist

A prosthetist specializes in designing artificial limbs, while an orthotist designs orthopedic braces, for example surgical supports or corrective shoes. This will strike some as a difficult field to go into, but it is a creative, technical, very helpful and, ultimately, well-paid profession.

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.

O&P Practitioner Programs

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

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