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MAKE A CAREER OF MAKING A DIFFERENCE 1 Orthotics and Prosthetics

HOPE Careers Consortium The OrtHotics, PrOsthetics PEdorthics HOPE Careers Consortium is a partnership of five institutions Baker College in Flint, Michigan Century College in White Bear Lake, Min

Table of Contents Introduction ...............................4 A Career in Demand ...................5 Careers ........................................6 Pathways to the Profession .......8 OP Schoo

Introduction I magine a career that blends art, science, technology, healthcare, and creativity. Imagine a career that changes peoples lives. A career in orthotics and prosthetics offers all this and

A Career in Demand Diabetes 15.3 million New cases in the U.S. since 19802 Projected increase in cases in U.S. women by 2030 the projected increase is 26 percent for men3 Number of Americans who wi

Careers Fitters OP treatment plans, and provide followup care. An orthotic fitter works in settings such as patient care facilities, physicians offices, and pharmacies. Pedorthists A pedorthist fab

OP practitioners An orthotist designs and fabricates custommade orthopedic braces, or orthoses, and fits prefabricated devices. A prosthetist designs, fabricates, and fits custommade artificial limbs,

Pathways to the Profession You may choose to make any of these a lifelong career or further your education and training to transition into other OP roles. Orthotic fitter Fits patients with prefabric

Technician Fabricates, repairs, and maintains devices. Highschooldiploma,GED,or collegedegree Technicianeducationprogram, ortwoyearsofworkunder thesupervisionofacertified practitionerortechnician C

OP Schools All programs listed are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CAAHEP or the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education NCOPE. Tech

Nearly Me Technologies, LLC Various locations www.nearlyme.org OandPEdu www.oandpedu.comfitterclasses St. Petersburg College St. Petersburg, Florida www.spcollege.eduorthoticsceu Trulife Various locat

OP Organizations Education organizations These organizations are important as you pursue your OP education and training. The Center for Orthotics and Prosthetics Learning and Outcomes EvidenceBased Pr

Professional organizations www.amputeecoalition.org Empowers people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support, and advocacy, and promotes limbloss prevention. T

Frequently Asked Questions Is this the right career for me Where would I work The various OP careers are ideal for individuals with a wide range of skills and interests, including Strong interpersona

How can I find out more about OP or get some reallife experience working in an OP setting Go to www.opcareers.org and click Talk to an OP Professional in Your Area. Click on your state to find a list

For More 16 Information Takethefirststepstoanewandrewardingcareer.Visit www.opcareers.org.

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