Most medical appliance technician education is acquired through job training; job training pairs trainees with professional medical appliance technicians who will teach them the steps and procedures involved in the creation of medical devices.
Medical appliance technicians that would like to specialize in orthotics and prosthetics can find associate's degree programs and certificate programs at a few schools across the United States. These schools are accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (www.ncope.org). Classes for medical appliance technicians working in orthotics and prosthetics include pathophysiology, health science research methods, prosthetics studies and anatomy.
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