Orthotists & Prosthetists


Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.
Also called: Certified Prosthetist (CP), Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO), Orthotist, Orthotist/Prosthetist

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

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

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Gait analysis software
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Ohio Willow Wood OMEGA Tracer System
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    certificate after college
    bachelor's degree
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