Occupation is in demand for the following regions:
Artificial Limb Fitters
Artificial Limb Fitters - Physical Demands
Orthotic and prosthetic specialists frequently:
- Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Stand for long periods of time.
It is important for orthotic and prosthetic specialists to be able to:
- See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
- Understand the speech of another person.
- Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
- Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
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- Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
- Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
- Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
It is not as important, but still necessary, for orthotic and prosthetic specialists to be able to:
- Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.
- See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
- See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
- Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.
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- Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
- Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
- Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
- Use muscles for extended periods without getting tired.
- Determine the distance between objects.
- React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet.
- Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.