Prosthetist Salary

A Prosthetist earns an average salary of $61,386 per year.

$40,322 - $90,000
MEDIAN: $61,385

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$40,512 - $91,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Prosthetist

Prosthetists create and fit artificial body parts for patients who need them. They are responsible for meeting with patients and evaluating the type of prostheses that would be most beneficial, and they often take molds of patients' bodies at the points which need artificial replacement and create the new, artificial parts from those molds. This process requires much dexterity and precision, and prosthetists also advise and educate patients about their new prostheses and their proper care and maintenance. Prosthetists will also be consulted when prostheses break or malfunction, and record keeping is of great importance in this position.


Prosthetist Tasks

  • Supervise and train staff who are constructing the appliances.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify prosthetic appliances.
  • Fit, test and evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments for proper fit, function and comfort.
  • Maintain patients' records.
  • Instruct patients in the use and care of prosthesis limbs in upper or lower body.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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26 %
74 %

Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 18%