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Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician

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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