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 orthosesassist professional prosthetists/orthotists.
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.
- 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.