Orthotists and Prosthetists

7.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
0.0%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
16.8%
by 2031
WAGES
$75,440
or $36.27 hourly
VOLUME
10,410
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 0.0% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Finger Dexterity
Originality
Manual Dexterity
Persuasion
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Orthotists and Prosthetists' job openings is expected to rise 16.8% by 2031
'Orthotists and Prosthetists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Orthotists and Prosthetists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Orthotists and Prosthetists' was $75,440, or $36.27 hourly
'Orthotists and Prosthetists' are paid 64.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as orthotists and prosthetists?

As of 2021 there were 10,410 people employed as Orthotists and Prosthetists within the United States.
This represents around 0.007% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 13 thousand people are employed as Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Job description

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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