Summary R.T.P.O. (registered Prosthetic And Orthotic Technician) near Toronto (ON)
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "R.T.P.O. (registered prosthetic and orthotic technician)" was moved from the group Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) (NOC 3219) to the group Other medical technologists and technicians (NOC 32129).
Find key facts and figures about working as a R.T.P.O. (registered prosthetic and orthotic technician). The following information is applicable to all Other medical technologists and technicians (NOC 32129).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Other medical technologists and technicians include medical technologists and technicians, such as dietary technicians, ocularists, prosthetists, orthotists, prosthetic technicians and orthotic technicians. Dietary technicians are employed in health care and commercial food service establishments such as hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, schools, cafeterias and fast food outlets. Ocularists are employed in custom ocular prosthetic laboratories, or they may be self-employed. Prosthetists, orthotists and prosthetic and orthotic technicians are employed in hospitals, clinics, prosthetics and orthotics laboratories, and prosthetic device manufacturing companies. Prosthetists and orthotists may also be self-employed.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in the Toronto Region
advertised in Ontario
- Assist dietitians or nutritionists plan and supervise food service operations
- Design, fabricate and fit ocular prostheses and conformers
- Repair, build and modify prosthetic or orthotic appliances or footwear
- Supervise and direct activities of other medical technologists or technicians
- Assemble or build prosthetic and orthotic appliances according to drawings, measurements and plaster casts
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