Training Requirements for Orthotists And Prosthetists

Orthotists and prosthetists need a master's degree and internship/residency.

Degrees for Orthotists and prosthetists
Percent
Less than High School 1.9
High School 17.6
Some College 30.8
Associates Degree 17.7
Bachelors Degree 22.0
Masters Degree 6.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.9

Employment Outlook for Orthotists And Prosthetists

This represents about 8,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more orthotists and prosthetists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.

Typical Income for Orthotists And Prosthetists

Hourly Income

On average,orthotists and prosthetists make $33.62 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Orthotists and prosthetists $17.25 $23.94 $31.55 $41.05 $50.00
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians $13.06 $15.82 $20.43 $27.80 $36.26
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, orthotists and prosthetists make $69,920 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Orthotists and prosthetists $35,870 $49,790 $65,630 $85,390 $104,010
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians $27,160 $32,900 $42,500 $57,820 $75,430
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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