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body or mind



Medical Field

Boss or Team



Good Communicator

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Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years


Either Alone or In a Busy Environment

Orthontist & Prosthetist

Orthotists build, fit and repair splints, braces, callipers, artificial limbs and related appliances to restore function or compensate for muscular and skeletal disabilities. 

Required Qualifications

To become an orthontist & prosthetist in South Africa, you will typicall need the following qualifications:

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certificate /NC(V). Depending on the specific requirements of the educational institution)
  2. Diploma (National Diploma in Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics)
  3. Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Technology in Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics)

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Duration of Study

Orthontists and Prosthetists in South Africa typically study for 3-4 years.

Employment Opportunities

Orthontists and prostethists in South Africa typically work in hospitals, private health clinics, and community health centres.

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