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Orthotists and Prosthetists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be orthotists and prosthetists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Speaking44
Active Listening3.884.12
Critical Thinking3.884
Reading Comprehension3.884.38
Service Orientation3.883.62

Orthotists and Prosthetists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be orthotists and prosthetists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Deductive Reasoning44.12
Inductive Reasoning44
Near Vision43.88
Oral Comprehension44.62
Oral Expression44.62

Orthotists and Prosthetists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be orthotists and prosthetists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Customer and Personal Service4.245.27
Medicine and Dentistry4.184.18
Production and Processing3.854.36
English Language3.73.85
Mechanical3.614.42

Orthotists and Prosthetists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being orthotists and prosthetists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Getting Information4.524.97
Assisting and Caring for Others4.485.42
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.484.91
Documenting/Recording Information4.34.27
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public4.214.82

Orthotists and Prosthetists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being orthotists and prosthetists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.82
Concern for Others4.7
Dependability4.64
Attention to Detail4.61
Self Control4.42

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Orthotists and Prosthetists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Orthotists and Prosthetists jobs , as of 2018

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn410 $80,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell290 $70,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim240 $123,090
Cleveland-Elyria180 $75,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward160 $85,110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue140 $71,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach130 $56,310
Columbus130 $58,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale130 $72,080
Pittsburgh120 $67,760

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Source : 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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