Orthotics and Prosthetics Jobs
Orthotists/Prosthetists prescribe, design, construct, fit and modify orthoses and prostheses – which are assistive devices that are applied externally to the body. They work in clinical settings, such as allied health and rehabilitation departments in hospitals. They also work in private orthotic/prosthetic facilities, NGOs, and in academia and research departments. Orthotist/Prosthetists have completed a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours), or Bachelor of Applied Science with an extended major or Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics. Prosthetic and Orthotic Technicians assist the Orthotists/Prosthetists in their work. They are required to complete a Certificate III in Orthotic and Prosthetic Technology and placement training.