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Orthotists and Prosthetists - What They Do


Orthotists and Prosthetists generally receive a Bachelor's degree before they enter the job market. Once employed, Orthotists and Prosthetists can expect to earn an average of $68,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the next 10 years Orthotists and Prosthetists will be one of the fastest growing occupations. They should experience a 11.8% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Orthotists and Prosthetists are seldom seen going the entrepreneurial route. Currently, 6.5% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Orthotists and Prosthetists can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 2.4% are currently unemployed.

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