Orthopedic Cast Technician Salary
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|$27,154 - $51,159|
|Hourly Rate||$12.80 - $22.44|
|Overtime||$19.63 - $32.19|
|Total Pay (||$27,154 - $51,159|
Job Description for Orthopedic Cast Technician
An orthopedic cast technician is an integral part of a team that is involved with healing bones. Casting and fixing bones is a hard procedure that is the responsibility of a trained professional, but it almost always requires assistance. As this kind of technician, you will work directly with an orthopedic surgeon or an orthopedic physician's assistant in order to help with casting procedures. You may also help with relocation and reduction of the broken bone before the casting procedure actually begins.Read More...
There are a few requirements to get a job as an orthopedic cast technician. You will need at least a high school diploma. You will also be required to be certified as an orthopedic cast technician. Finally, you will be required to complete a course in Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association, as some of the patients you will be working will be very sick. Finally, you should have some experience in the field, but it is not required.
Your hours will be varied and sometimes extend beyond normal business hours. Fractures and broken bones can occur at any hour of the day and are medical emergencies, so you may need to be on-call to assist the physician or the physician's assistant. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Orthopedic Cast Technician Tasks
- Assist in readjusting joint or bones in patients under direction of physician.
- Apply and remove plaster casts for use in patient traction, based on physician's instructions.
- Choose type of casting material and method of casting, based on patient's lifestyle or preference.
- Monitor patients' vital statistics and inform physician of any changes while performing casting procedure.
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Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Cast Technician
Pay by Experience for an Orthopedic Cast Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthopedic Cast Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthopedic Cast Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Orthopedic Cast Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 38 salaries. An Orthopedic Cast Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 13 salaries.
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