Also referred to as: Prosthetic/Orthotic Fabrication Technician
Requirements and Responsibilities

Medical Device Lab Technician works in a laboratory setting, producing medical devices such as prosthetics or orthotics, implants, or other devices. Configures and constructs devices to specifications established by a physician or other health care provider. Being a Medical Device Lab Technician utilizes tools and precision instruments to result in customized fit, optimal function, and maximum comfort for the patient. Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles defective or worn devices or appliances. Additionally, Medical Device Lab Technician works closely with the Orthotist or Prosthetist. Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Medical Device Lab Technician gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Medical Device Lab Technician typically requires 1-3 years of related experience.

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