Artificial Limb Fitters


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
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100398
Artificial Limb Fitters

Artificial Limb Fitters - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Medical equipment manufacturers
  • Medical supply stores
  • Doctors' offices
  • Hospitals
  • Federal government agencies such as the Veteran's Administration

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will be very strong due to the increase in the aging population. However, this is a very small occupation and very few jobs will be created.

As the population grows and more insurance companies cover orthotic and prosthetic appliances, demand for these workers should grow. In addition, research and development in new technologies and materials will result in more people with disabilities wanting new appliances.

Job openings will occur as people retire or leave their job for other reasons.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Specialists (CIS 100398)

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Illinois
294
Very small
&
26.9%
5.8%
>>>>
28
Very few
  Champaign Area
7
Very small
&
28.6%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
5
Very small
&
20.0%
5.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Cook County
114
Very small
&
27.2%
5.6%
>>>>
11
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
12
Very small
&
25.0%
9.7%
>>>>
0
None
  Du Page County
30
Very small
&
20.0%
5.4%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Lake County
55
Very small
&
27.3%
8.6%
>>>>
6
Very few
  McHenry County
9
Very small
&
44.4%
6.8%
>>>>
0
None
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
9
Very small
&
22.2%
7.3%
>>>>
0
None
  St Louis-Belleville Area
6
Very small
&
33.3%
6.4%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
12
Very small
&
25.0%
9.1%
>>>>
0
None
United States
10,000
Very small
&
17.0%
3.7%
>>>>
900
Very few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.