Medical Appliance Technicians


Construct, fit, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.
Also called: Lab Technician, Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician), Orthotic Technician, Prosthetics Technician

Knowledge:

    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Ohio Willow Wood OMEGA Tracer System
    Medical software
  • Footmaxx Metascan software
  • Gait analysis software
    Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Orthotic fabrication software

Education:

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