Outlook

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.
TOP STATES
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
BOTTOM STATES
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