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PROSTHETICS

Job Outlook In Prosthetists and Orthotists

The job outlook for prosthetics as well as orthotics is good. Factors that contribute to the job growth in this occupation include such things as increasing number of elderly people as well as a greater access to medical and rehabilitation care. New developments in this field are also allowing a larger variety of people with disabilities to obtain new devices.
 This field is not perfect however, and is facing a period of considerable change.  As these businesses have been able to make some room for success, they have also become vulnerable to consolidation as larger firms swallow up the smaller ones and take all of their paying customers away. Over time, it has been said that there will most likely not be any room for technicians in this field to lead a successful business, where most will be the owners of their own business settings.