Orthotists and Prosthetists
Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.
* Concern for Others
* Attention to Detail
* Self Control
* Analytical Thinking
* Stress Tolerance
* Examine, interview, and measure patients to determine their appliance needs and to identify factors that could affect appliance fit.
* Instruct patients in the use and care of orthoses and prostheses.
* Fit, test, and evaluate devices on patients, and make adjustments for proper fit, function, and comfort.
Health Care and Social Assistance
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Sample Job Titles
American Board Certified Orthotist (ABC Orthotist), Artificial Limb Fitter, Board Certified and Licensed Orthotist/Prosthetist, Board Orthotist, Board Prosthetist, Certified Orthotic Fitter, Certified Orthotist (CO), Certified Orthotist, Practice Manager, Certified Orthotist/Pedorthist, Certified Orthotist/Practitioner Manager, Certified Prosthetist (CP), Certified Prosthetist, Certified Pedorthist, Certified Prosthetist, Licensed Orthotist, Certified Prosthetist, Vice President, Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO), Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist CPO and Area Practice Manager APM, Licensed Certified Orthotist, Licensed Prosthetist, Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist (LPO), Orthopedic Assistant, Orthopedic Mechanic, Orthotic Fitter, Orthotic/Prosthetic Clinician, Orthotic/Prosthetic Practitioner, Orthotics Assistant, Orthotist, Orthotist/Prosthetist, Pedorthist, Prosthetics Assistant, Prosthetist, Upper Extremity Prosthetics Clinical Director.