Orthotics and Prosthetics

Orthotics and Prosthetics
In the field of orthotics, appliances ,braces, and splints are made and fitted; in prosthetics, artificial parts such as limbs are created, fit and adjusted for functionality and the patient’s comfort.Both specialists interview, examine, and measure the patient’s effected areas to determine the parameters to achieve correct fit and function. The reslult can be life-changing for their patients.Selecting the materials and component designs to be used, they develop the listing of specifications.After the appliance is manufactured, they make adjustments with the patient and educate them in its use and maintenance.They also create and maintain patient records and schedule follow-up appointments as needed to evaluate or improve device performance. They may also submit insurance claims and maintain billling records records.

Holand Code

SRI

Field/Cluster:

Health, Medical, Fitness, and Personal Care Services

Future Jobs Avail:

Great

Education Level:

5

Job Growth (%)

20

Annual Job Opening

900

Lowest 10% Salary ($)

40090

Median Salary ($)

69120

Highest 90% Salary ($)

108780
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