Career Outlook for Medical Appliance Technicians

Also known as:  Arch-Support Maker, Brace Maker, Hearing Aid Repair Technician, Orthopaedic Technician, Orthopaedic Technologist, Orthotic Fabricator Technician, Orthotic Finish Grinding Technician, Orthotics Fitter, Orthotics Technician, Prosthetics Fabrication Technician
The overall job outlook for Medical Appliance Technician careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 32.14 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 5.36 percent per year. Demand for Medical Appliance Technicians is expected to go up, with an expected 2,080 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.95 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Medical Appliance Technicians in the following states
California 1,490
Pennsylvania 860
Florida 800
Massachusetts 710
Texas 690
Utah 670
North Carolina 630
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Medical Appliance Technicians
West Virginia 40
Nebraska 40
New Hampshire 40
Kansas 40
Delaware 50
Nevada 50
Rhode Island 60