Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician

Summary

Prosthetic/orthotic technicians make, repair and maintain prostheses (artificial limbs) or orthoses (braces, callipers and related devices).

Duties & Tasks

Prosthetic/orthotic technicians may perform the following tasks:

  • use tools, machinery, plastic and metal to make and repair prostheses and orthoses
  • assist professional prosthetists/orthotists.

Working Conditions

Prosthetic/orthotic technicians work in a workshop under the guidance of, and with instruction from, professional prosthetists/orthotists. They are not normally engaged in direct client treatment.

Personal Requirements

  • aptitude for technical activities
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • good communication skills
  • able to work as part of a team
  • able to work accurately with strong attention to detail.

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