Brought to you by the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetisis and the Department of Labor
Not only is it sometimes tough for moms to find a rewarding career, but it can be almost impossible to find a job where you can balance work and family. You can successfully have both with a career in orthotics and prosthetics.
Orthotics and prosthetics, or O&P, is the evaluation, fabrication, and fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. It’s a trending health profession that includes both cutting edge technology and hands-on patient care.
One way to get started in the O&P field is to become a certified technician. Students can attend an associate’s degree program and get extensive hands-on training in designing and making devices in the lab.
This new career program is only offered at five schools nationwide!
- Baker College in West Branch, Michigan
- St. Petersburg College in St Petersburg, Florida
- Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, Oklahoma
- Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington
- Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Once you finish, there is virtually no down time between graduating and starting in the field. This isn’t just a job, it’s a career – and a great opportunity for people looking to make a difference in people’s lives.
You can make any one of the O&P professions a lifelong career or you could further your education and training to add to your credentials. There are tons of opportunities in patient care facilities, retail outlets, with hospitals, VA facilities, and with manufacturers.
O&P is a fascinating and stable career where you have the opportunity to give back to people every day, and improve their quality of life. So It’s your future, and everyone benefits.
Log on to www.opcareers.org to learn more about careers in O&P and check out this informational video!