Orthotists and Prosthetists

Orthotists and Prosthetists

Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Concern for Others * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Self Control * Initiative * Cooperation * Analytical Thinking * Persistence * Stress Tolerance

Representative Tasks * 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.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family 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.