Orthotists and Prosthetists

6.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $33.74 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 1.6% (Totally Safe)

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

The number of 'Orthotists and Prosthetists' job openings is expected to rise 18.4% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Orthotists and Prosthetists' was $70,190, or $33.74 hourly
'Orthotists and Prosthetists' are paid 67.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 9,550 people employed as Orthotists and Prosthetists.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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