Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $66,280.00
Average Time to Fill 70 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 192
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 18.32 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Professionalism
Written Communication
Integrity
Customer Service
Intellectual Risk-taking
Work Ethic
Problem-solving

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Monitor fit of prosthetic or selected medical support devices
Fit patients for prosthetic or assistive devices
Fit medical supportive devices
Adjust medical supportive or assistive devices such as prostheses
Administer medical injections
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Develop treatment plans

Training and Teaching Others

Educate patients in use of assistive, supportive, or health-related devices
Train medical providers
Demonstrate physical activities
Prepare medical reports or presentations
Prepare medical reports

Getting Information

Research medical or health improvement issues
Gather information from doctor's prescription
Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals
Collect clinical data


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Occupational Health and Safety
Amputation
Certified Fitter
Staff Management



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