We surveyed 60 orthotists and prosthetists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Orthotists and prosthetists are social and investigative

Orthotists and prosthetists tend to be predominantly social individuals, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people. They also tend to be investigative, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be an orthotist and prosthetist. However, if you are conventional, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average orthotist and prosthetist break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of orthotists and prosthetists are conscientiousness and agreeableness

Orthotists and prosthetists score highly on conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance. They also tend to be high on the measure of agreeableness, meaning that they are very sensitive to the needs of others and value harmony within a group.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average orthotist and prosthetist: