Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Prosthetics Assistants do?
Assists PROSTHETIST 078.261-022 in providing care to and fabricating and fitting prostheses for patients with partial or total absence of limb: Under direction of PROSTHETIST, makes assigned casts, measurements, and model modifications. Performs fitting, including static and dynamic alignments. Evaluates prosthesis on patient to ensure fit, function, and quality of work. Repairs and maintains prostheses. May be responsible for performance of other personnel. May also perform functions of ORTHOTICS ASSISTANT 078.361-022.
Should I be a Prosthetics Assistant?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
Outside the Box Thinker:
Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
Also known as:
Orthotics-Prosthetics Assistant, Upper Extremity Prosthetics Clinical Director
How to become a Prosthetics Assistant
Most Prosthetics Assistants have a Bachelor's degree.
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