Orthotists and prosthetists held about 8,300 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most orthotists and prosthetists were as follows:
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing
Health and personal care stores
Ambulatory healthcare services
Hospitals; state, local, and private
Federal government, excluding postal service
Orthotists and prosthetists who fabricate orthotics and prosthetics may be exposed to health or safety hazards when handling certain materials, but there is little risk of injury if workers follow proper procedures, such as wearing goggles, gloves, and masks.