Orthopaedic mechanical specialist

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What are my activities in this job?

Orthopaedic mechanical specialists make orthopaedic aids, such as prostheses, arm supports, bandages and wheelchairs. They advise patients based on their clinical profile regarding the various options for orthopaedic aids. They then prepare sketches of these aids and manufacture them. Orthopaedic mechanical specialists fit the orthopaedic aids to the patient and advise on their function and use.

Where can I work?

Orthopaedic mechanical specialists find jobs at orthopaedic technology and rehabilitation workshops or medical supply stores.

What requirements must I meet?
  • First general education school leaving certificate
How much will the training cost?
There are no costs.


More information on training


Information on training & education programmes

Location of the training provider


Type of training/education

Dual training: Academic and practical


The training & education has a duration of 3 years.


Orthopaedic mechanical specialist


Student stipend/allowance

A training wage is paid that increases for each year of training.

State recognition