Orthotics Assistant

Assist Orthotists.
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Salary Range
$34,000 – $107,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Orthotics Assistants do?

Assists ORTHOTIST 078.261-018 in providing care and fabricating and fitting orthopedic braces to patients with disabling conditions of limbs and spine: Under guidance of and in consultation with ORTHOTIST, makes assigned casts, measurements, model modifications, and layouts. Performs fitting, including static and dynamic alignments. Evaluates orthopedic braces on patient to ensure fit, function, and quality. Repairs and maintains orthopedic braces. May be responsible for performance of other personnel. May also perform functions of PROSTHETICS ASSISTANT 078.361-026 and be designated Orthotics-Prosthetics Assistant.

Should I be an Orthotics Assistant?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Orthotics Clinic Manager, Radiology Assistant

    How to become an Orthotics Assistant

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