Orthotists and Prosthetists

What They Do:

Orthotists and prosthetists design and fabricate medical supportive devices and measure and fit patients for them. These devices include artificial limbs (arms, hands, legs, and feet), braces, and other medical or surgical devices.



  • Master’s degree and certification

  • Must complete residency


What They Make:

The 2019 median pay was $68,410 per year.


Career Outlook:

Projected to grow 17% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations



Updated February 2021