Orthotists and Prosthetists
Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.
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The number of 'Orthotists and Prosthetists' job openings is expected to rise 16.8% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Orthotists and Prosthetists' was $77,070, or $37.05 per hour
'Orthotists and Prosthetists' were paid 66.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 9,150 people employed as Orthotists and Prosthetists within the United States.
This represents around 0.006% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 16 thousand people are employed as Orthotists and Prosthetists.
Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.
SOC Code: 29-2091.00
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