Career of the Month -- Medical Appliance Technicans
Jan 6, 2017

If you like helping people and working with your hands, then Medical Appliance Technician might be a good job for you.  Medical appliance technicians build, fit, and repair artificial limbs, braces, and supports.  

You would be one of about 146 Medical Appliance Technicians working in Washington and this job is growing faster than average with 7 openings per year projected over the next 10 years.

Most Medical Appliance Technicians learn through on the job training, but many employers prefer applicants who have at least taken related college-level coursework in medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology.  With advanced training a Medical Appliance Technician can advanced to become an Orthotic and Prosthetic Specialist.

Medical Appliance Technicians typically start at around $17.10 per hour ($2,964 per month) and can earn more than $28.20 per hour ($4,887 per month) with experience.