Career Outlook for Orthotists and Prosthetists

Also known as: American Board Certified Orthotist, Artificial Limb Fitter, Certified Orthotic Fitter, Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist, Licensed Prosthetist, Orthotic/Prosthetic Practitioner, Orthotist, Pedorthist, Prosthetist
The overall job outlook for Orthotist or Prosthetist careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly increased by 20.28 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.38 percent per year. Demand for Orthotists and Prosthetists is expected to go up, with an expected 870 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.83 percent over the next few years.
States with the most Orthotists and Prosthetists
There are currently more Orthotists and Prosthetists in the following states
Michigan
390
Florida
380
California
360
Ohio
350
New York
340
Texas
330
Illinois
300
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Orthotists and Prosthetists
New Hampshire
30
North Dakota
30
Puerto Rico
40
South Dakota
40
West Virginia
40
Rhode Island
50
Iowa
60

PERCENT SELF EMPLOYED

FASTEST JOB GROWTH

In recent years, Orthotists and Prosthetists have the highest job vacancies and job growth rate in the following states
Minnesota
185.71%
Florida
72.73%
Wisconsin
62.50%
Kentucky
60.00%
Ohio
59.09%
Oklahoma
50.00%
Iowa
50.00%

SLOWEST JOB GROWTH

The following states have had the lowest job openings and growth rates for this career in recent years
New Hampshire
-50.00%
New York
-29.17%
Massachusetts
-27.27%
California
-23.40%
Texas
-23.26%
Washington
-22.22%
South Carolina
-21.74%

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