Orthotists and prosthetists are professionals who fit patients with prostheses and orthopaedic braces . These professionals must obtain a bachelor's degree in prosthetics or orthotics and most states require a license to practice in these professions.
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In May 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics listed a national mean wage of £43,290 per year for this occupation. Median wage estimates (50 percentile) were £40,345 per year.
Salary varies can vary across metropolitan areas and states depending on the cost of living, as well as the demand for these professionals in the area. The Bureau of Labor Statistics listed the highest concentration of these occupations in Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC with mean wages of £30,914 per year. The highest paying state was New Hampshire with an average mean wage of £56,901 per year.
These professionals work in a variety of settings, including equipment wholesalers, physician offices, medical equipment manufacturers and outpatient care centres. Some are self-employed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics listed the professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry paying top mean wages of £48,022 per year.
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