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Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician

Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician

CEGEP

salaire Min. 20,88 $ / h
Max. 28,58 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Orthotic and prosthetic technicians adjust, repair and modify orthotics and prosthetics. They supervise the manufacture of such devices when medically prescribed in order to improve the functional independence of people who need them. They help with the rehabilitation of such people, in addition to helping them integrate at work and evolve personally. 

Education and Training Requirements

Orthotic and prosthetic technology This link opens a new window. training programs are offered at Collège Montmorency This link opens a new window.and Collège Mérici This link opens a new window.(in French only).

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator and listener
  • Must enjoy physical work and handling (medical) instruments
  • Must love contact with the public

Personality Type (RIASEC)

RAS
  • R - Prefers practical work and handling tools
  • A - Prefers completing creative tasks
  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them

Work Environment

Orthotic and prosthetic technicians mainly work in rehabilitation centres

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